Charlie Sheen Tried To Kill Himself After HIV Diagnosis

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Charlie Sheen confirmed rumors that he is HIV-positive Tuesday morning, and in a letter about his diagnosis, the actor said he tried to drink himself to death.

“The personal disbelief, karmic confusion, shame and anger lead to a temporary yet abysmal descent into profound substance abuse and fathomless drinking,” Sheen said. “It was a suicide run.”

Charlie Sheen diagnosed with HIV

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“Problem was, I’d forgotten that I’m too tough for such a cowardly departure. Yet, despite this loathsome and horrific odyssey, I was vigilant with my anti-viral program.” (RELATED: Charlie Sheen’s Ex-Girlfriend ‘Shaking And Upset’ — ‘He Never Said Anything To Me’)

“My medical team could only shake their heads as each and every blood test returned levels revealing a state of remission. Even though I might have been trying to kill myself, one thing was radically evident; the disease was not.”

Sheen said he revealed his diagnosis because he no longer wants to live in secrecy. (RELATED: Charlie Sheen Confirms He’s HIV-Positive)

“This ends today. I’m claiming back my freedom. The scales of justice will swiftly and righteously re-balance themselves.” (RELATED: Advisers Warned Charlie Sheen Not To Reveal HIV Diagnosis)