Charlie Sheen Brings His HIV To Oscars Party, Steals Spotlight From Elton John - What Did Actor Do?
Charlie Sheen celebrated the Oscars like the rest of Hollywood Sunday, Feb. 28 by joining the after-parties. He was a guest at Elton John's event, but he made sure he'd be there to grab the spotlight and make a statement about HIV.
Sheen walked into the singer's annual Oscars party, which also served as a benefit for the AIDS foundation, without following the dress code. The former star of "Two and a Half Men" was in a suit, but instead of wearing crisp white long sleeves shirt, Sheen had a custom T-shirt on. It had his photo and the words "Stay Positively Negative" printed on it.
"If somebody said, 'You're not wearing a tie.' Well, I'm at an AIDS event and I brought my HIV," Sheen declared to the press people milling about the venue, USA Today reports. The party hosts didn't seem to mind that the actor came underdressed for the occasion. Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, greeted Sheen with all smiles and even took a few photos with him, Daily Mail reports.
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The 50-year-old actor announced he's HIV positive in November 2015 and has since undergone a series of treatments to manage the disease. In January, Sheen tried an alternative HIV treatment he learned from a doctor who has been practicing in Mexico. However, this only made his condition worse, People reports.
The alternative doctor, Sam Chachoua, told Sheen to ditch his medications and try his "antiviral therapy." Chachoua allegedly injected himself with the actor's HIV positive blood since he's confident about his methods. But Sheen later found out that the virus only increased his numbers after trying Chachou's treatment. The actor has gone back to taking his usual medications following the botched results.
At the Oscars party, Sheen revealed he's doing okay. "Not bad for a sick guy. I feel great," the actor told Extra. He also said that his "Stay Positively Negative" custom shirt is for sale at Represent.com to benefit Elton John's foundation.