As you’ve probably heard, Charlie Sheen revealed that he’s HIV positive in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer back in November.
In the weeks that followed, Sheen claimed to have sworn off booze and drugs, and insisted that he was following every order given to him by his doctor.
Unfortunately, it seems that Sheen’s doctor is a controversial quack who claims to be able to cure any disease, and who instructed Sheen to stop taking the life-saving medications that had previously been prescribed to him.
Sheen recently sat for an interview with Dr. Oz, during which he revealed – much to the Oz’s dismay – that he had recently traveled to Mexico in order to seek medical advice from a doctor named Sam Chachoua.
“I’m been off my meds for about a week now,” he said in a pre-taped segment for The Dr. Oz Show Tuesday. “Am I risking my life? Sure. So what? I was born dead. That part of it doesn’t phase me at all.”
Oz spoke to Chachoua who described Sheen as “the first adult in history to go HIV negative.”
“I drew some blood from him and I injected myself with it,” Chachoua continued. “I said, ‘Charlie, if I don’t know what I’m doing, then we’re both in trouble now aren’t we?'”
Unfortunately, it seems that if Chachoua is telling the truth about injecting himself with Sheen’s blood, he’s in a good deal of trouble, indeed.
“I’m a little off my game because right before I walked out here, I got some results I was disappointed about,” Sheen told Oz during their interview.
“I had been non-detectable, non-detectable and checking the blood every week and then found out the numbers are back up.”
When Oz informed Sheen that the reason the HIV in his blood had returned to detectable levels for the first time in several years was because he’d stopped taking his meds, the actor became defensive.
“I didn’t see it as Russian roulette,” Sheen said. “I didn’t see it as a complete dismissal of the conventional course we’ve been on. I’m not recommending that anyone – I’m presenting myself as a type of guinea pig.”
Sadly, it seems that Sheen is sticking with the reckless lifestyle that helped to make him one of Hollywood’s most notorious stars.
Unfortunately, this time, he may be putting himself in more immediate danger than ever before.