Charlie Sheen has been making some pretty heavy admissions lately in regards to not only his HIV positive state and life, but also in regards to his regrets and hopes for his future.
The former Two and a Half Men star recently returned to the Today show Tuesday morning, after revealing his HIV positive diagnosis back in 2015. Sheen joined the program to give an update on his life and divulge details about his health, his treatments, and various parts of his life he wishes he could go back and alter.
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While interviewing with notable reporter and television personality Matt Lauer, Sheen revealed his biggest regrets of the past few years; mostly concerning his questionable bad behavior,
“I regret not using a condom one or two times when this whole thing happened. I regret ruining Two and a Half Men. I regret not being more involved in my children’s lives growing up… But, we can only move forward from today, and they wouldn’t call it the past if it wasn’t.”
In addition to confessing to these regrets, Sheen also spoke up about a treatment for HIV he sought out in Mexico. It was a form of treatment that made headlines due to the strange method that is involved. He shares that the treatment did not go as planned.
“That didn’t go so well. That man is a criminal; he’s a charlatan,” the 50-year old said, revealing that, while under Dr. Sam Chachoua’s care, the virus count in his bloodstream jumped from 0 to 7,000. “He’s hurting a lot of good and decent people.”
Entertainment Weekly reminds that back in January, Charlie Sheen paid a visit to the Dr. Oz. Show where he also gave an update on his health and revealed that he was off medications for his HIV ahead of his trip to Mexico for the said treatment. On the show, Dr. Oz made it known that the treatment Sheen sought involved the actor going off his meds for several months and injecting himself with his own blood while using goat’s milt to help cure the disease. However, Sheen insists that the time he spent under the said Mexican doctor’s care amounted to one day, after which Sheen denounced his practices vehemently over Twitter.
Currently, Sheen is content with his treatment routine which is FDA approved as he is a part of an FDA trial that allows the actor to declare himself “undetectable.” Charlie described his current treatment plan.
“[Sheen receives] one shot per week, as opposed to pills everyday,” noting the change is “not just physical, but it’s psychological… This is the future of treatment what I’m doing now.”
During his previous appearance on the Today show, when Sheen first revealed his HIV diagnosis, he spoke about his reaction to hearing the news four years ago that he was HIV positive.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” the actor said, admitting he’d spent more than $10 million to keep the condition secret as he endured various shakedowns over the years regarding his health. “What people forget is that that’s money they’re taking from my children… I trusted them and they were deep in my inner circle, and I thought they could be helpful. My trust turned to their treason.”
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The actor is now clearly facing the consequences of his behavior over the years. In an additional recent interview, as The Guardian noted, the star even admitted that his bad behavior was directly linked to his current difficulties. Sheen shared that he was done proving himself, and he simply wanted his kids to be proud of him.
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