Charlie Sheen Contemplated Suicide After HIV Diagnosis

"The day I got diagnosed I immediately wanted to eat a bullet."

In a new interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, Charlie Sheen revealed how dark things got for him after he learned he was HIV positive.

Sheen came out as positive in 2015, and he told Strahan in the interview how he’s now enrolled in an FDA study for a new weekly HIV drug that would be a less toxic alternative to the cocktails available now.

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“I feel I’m carrying the torch for a lot of folks out there who are suffering from the same thing,” Sheen said on the morning news show.

“The day I got diagnosed I immediately wanted to eat a bullet,” Sheen replied when Strahan asked how he felt when he learned of his diagnosis. “But my mom was there. I wouldn’t do that in front of her or let her find me to clean up that mess.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Actor Charlie Sheen attends the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)
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But Sheen’s life has been on the up since then.

“Like all of us, some days are better than others, but most days are pretty frickin’ cool. I walk out in the world and it’s just warm hugs and compliments and there’s nothing but love out there right now,” he said.

“Where do you see yourself in ten years?” Strahan asked.

“Here’s what I do know: I’ll still be here and that just might upset a few folks.”

Watch Sheen’s interview below.

h/t: Vulture

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