Charlie Sheen is doing better than ever. The Two and a Half Men alum is feeling “excellent” almost a year after revealing he’s HIV positive, he told The Hollywood Reporter in a rare new interview.
"I am part of an FDA study right now, which I have been involved with for 24 weeks, and there is a new drug that is on the fast track for FDA approval,” Sheen told THR. "It's called PRO 140 and the company is CytoDyn. It's a global game changer. There are no side effects. None. It is one shot every week, instead of a handful of toxic pills every day. It is the closet thing to a cure that we could possibly have right now. You can live a completely normal life. You can self-administer.”
Sheen, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2011, said his previous medication “kept him alive” but “had hideous side effects,” such as migraines, stomach problems and liver damage.
“This stuff is the future of treatment for this condition, and I am excited as hell to be a part of it,” the actor continued of the new drug. “I don't mind talking about that at all because it is going to give a lot of people hope and something to look forward to and really wrap their arms around it."
Amidst this new treatment, Sheen has been busy working on his latest goal project — Major League 3.
"David Ward [who wrote and directed Major League] wrote the script for Major League 3, which is as good as the first one," Sheen says of the film he hopes to see come to life. "ML3 has as much heart, as much comedy, as the original. … We have been trying to get it done for a few years," he told the publication. "There have been some hang-ups with the rights."
According to Sheen, ML3 would be an R-rated “bookend” to the original 1989 flick and its 1994 Major League II sequel.
"You find the Vaughn character selling cars, and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he'll play catch with your kid in the parking lot,” Sheen said of his character. “And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like [my character]. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch."
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