The world was stunned last week when Hollywood A-lister Charlie Sheen admitted that he is HIV positive. Now, with many of Sheen’s past sexual partners demanding he be sent to jail for lying to them about his condition, the actor’s personal assistant and friend Steve Han has come forward to talk about what the A-lister’s life is really like.
Han told Daily Mail that he first realized something was wrong with Sheen back in 2012, when he cut himself during a party and a friend tried to touch his blood.
“Don’t touch my blood, don’t touch my blood, I got this,” Sheen screamed, causing the friend to recoil in shock.
“It was such a strange reaction, he seemed genuinely concerned that someone might actually touch his blood,” Han recalled. “We were partying in the party den, a room just off his bedroom, and we all blew his reaction off because we were in the midst of a wild night, but I knew deep down something was wrong, I could see it in his eyes.”
“At the time I thought maybe he’s got Hep C or something, but I never imagined it was much worse,” he continued. “I knew he was dealing with something major but couldn’t put my finger on it.”
Han later recalled the moment his boss finally told him about his condition.
“I remember we had been down to Cabo in Mexico on a trip in December 2012.
There was a group of us: me, Charlie, porn star Georgia Jones, two other girls, a couple of friends and security.
The plan was to spend New Year’s Eve in Cabo at a private villa but we wanted to fly back early to avoid a storm and we got back to LA the night before.
We celebrated New Year’s at Charlie’s house instead, just a small gathering.
I remember I had got in to some drama with one of Charlie’s body guards, he had been giving me a hard time and it upset me.
That night Charlie took me to one side to ask what was wrong.
We were sitting at his kitchen table and I unburdened myself and got a bit emotional, I told him all my problems.
We were just being very honest with each other, I was explaining my feelings towards what was wrong with the body guard and he just started to talk about his problems and said life isn’t perfect.
Then he just came out with it, ‘I’m HIV positive’, he was so blasé about it.
I was shocked. He was sad to have to tell me, he didn’t want to tell me, he wanted to empathize with me.
He was very strong about it, he said ‘it’s okay, don’t cry, I’m not dying, things will get better.’
He wanted to reassure me that he’s got the right doctor and he was being looked after. For him it isn’t a death sentence.
I felt horrible, I felt like I knew a secret that only a handful of people knew on this entire planet.
At that moment I didn’t care about the body guards any more.”
Han went on to say that when he asked Sheen how he contracted HIV, the actor simply replied, “I fu**ed up.”
You can read more of Han’s interview about Sheen here.
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