Actor Charlie Sheen has praised his father Martin Sheen for being his hero. The 50-year-old “Former Two-and-a Half” men star said his father has always been supportive of him, reported Female First. “He is my hero. He is smart, compassionate and patient enough to know that at some point I’d find my way back home and he and my mom would be waiting for me. He was worried but supportive,” Charlie said.
The former Two and a Half Men star, who revealed he was HIV positive in November, said the diagnosis helped turn his life around, reported Daily Mirror.
“Now it’s exercise, diet. I don’t go on benders, don’t drink as much. It was a combination of a lot of self-loathing, a lot of shame that was behind it.
“I just wanted to keep myself divorced from reality. I just woke up one day and said, I deserve better.”
He also revealed a new medication to help keep his HIV in check has stopped him from experiencing crippling side effects.
Sheen, who flew to the UK last week, said, “I was invited to take part in a trial study for a new drug called Pro 140. I am one of the guinea pigs. As opposed to a daily cocktail of pills, this is one shot every week. I just finished week eight and the results have been amazing.”
“I don’t have the migraines the stomach problems and borderline dementia. I seriously believe this is the future of treatment for HIV.”