Charlie Sheen Confirms He’s HIV Positive
Earlier today on the Today show, Charlie Sheen finally disclosed to the public that he is HIV positive. He found out he was HIV positive around four years ago after seeing his doctor because he was suffering from “insane” headaches and experiencing profuse sweating. Since he was diagnosed, he’s been throwing away millions of dollars just to keep people silent about his illness, and today he decided it was time to come clean.
Here’s what he told show host Matt Lauer:
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.”
His doctor said that Charlie is in excellent health and that the viral load is virtually undetectable. He also praised Sheen for not missing a single dose of his daily medication, despite his drug use. The actor claimed that he is currently completely clean, but added that he still enjoys a drink from time to time.
Charlie’s close friend Heather Locklear sent her own message of support to the 50-year-old actor before he revealed his diagnosis. She shared a picture of her and Charlie together on Instagram, saying:
“My heart hurts. Prayers for Charlie and his family.”