Charlie Sheen to Make an Appearance on Dr. Oz to Talk About HIV, Says his Manager
Charlie Sheen will be appearing on Dr. Oz Show again, confirmed PEOPLE and his Manager. "Charlie is NOT being paid for doing The Dr. Oz Show," his manager Mark Burg clarified adding, "For now, he is doing one more episode of the show where he talks about what he's learning about the disease." Sheen's manager also revealed that the famous actor will be talking about "how he is taking a holistic medical approach to strengthen his immune system and meeting various doctors and researchers regarding HIV" in a future episode.
Sheen, 50-years-old, also appeared on a pre-taped segment of Dr. Mehmet Oz's talk show hosted in the daytime where he discussed about his treatments for the deadly condition in Mexico and also shared updates with his fans about the status of his condition. In his interview, the Two and a Half Men star shared details about his treatment and also disclosed that he temporarily stopped taking his HIV medication for about a week and took medical help from a Mexican doctor, Dr. Sam Chachoua. However, soon the numbers started climbing again and the alternative treatment failed to show the results, reported People. "Just to be clear, Charlie put his life at risk for a doctor who claimed to have a cure for HIV. When it didn't work he immediately went back on his medication," his manager added to PEOPLE.
That Sheen stopped taking his HIV medication was the biggest moment of Dr. Oz's special. He admitted that his film crew followed him around because he stopped taking his meds. "I feel like there's this mantra, 'Stay on your meds, stay on your meds, stay on your meds," Sheen is seen saying to the camera in an SUV after he received his acupuncture therapy. "As I was leaving, Michelle (Sheen's acupuncturist) said 'you look very healthy ... you look very present, very clear.' And I told her, 'well, I'm not on my meds.' I've been off my meds for about a week now and I always feel great. And yeah, am I risking my life? Sure. So what ... I told my mom on day one that the disease picked the wrong guy if it wanted to stay alive," as reported by The Body