Charlie Sheen Talks HIV Diagnosis & Struggle: Had Dreamt Of AIDS Years Ago
By Chaitra K
The Two And A Half Men actor Charlie Sheen recently met up with Dr Oz for an interview. Charlie Sheen talks HIV diagnosis and his lifestyle in a section of his interview aired on The Dr Oz Show on Monday, January 11, 2015. The actor opened up about various issues, including his struggle with quitting alcohol and cocaine.
The famous actor, who is known for his playboy character not only on-screen, but in real life, too, was diagnosed with HIV four years ago. Charlie told Dr Oz about the time when he stopped taking his medications and let nature take its course.
When asked about his reaction towards the diagnosis by the host of the show while walking in the actor's neighborhood, Charlie said, he didn't want to live anymore after knowing that he was suffering from one of the most deadliest diseases.
He also admitted that he was sober for 11 years until his diagnosis. But, later he turned back to alcohol and drugs, 'to suffocate the anxiety and what my life was going to become with this condition and getting so numb I didn't think about it.'
Finally, he also spoke about the dream he had with regard to the disease years ago. He told Dr Oz, 'I was wearing this long medallion and it had one word on it.' When asked what the word was, he said, 'It was one word in red. It said AIDS.'
Concluding the interview the host said, 'I don't know if he is ready to be the new Charlie Sheen. I do know that he is struggling desperately.'