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Charlie Sheen’s HIV: Heather Locklear’s ‘Heart Hurts’ Over Diagnosis

Tue, November 17, 2015 9:46am EDT by Add first Comment

Charlie Sheen’s longtime pal, Heather Locklear, has broken her silence on his shocking HIV diagnosis, admitting that her ‘heart hurts’ over the news. See her touching message to Charlie.

Heather Locklear, 54, took to Instagram on Nov. 16 to send her condolences to her buddy, Charlie Sheen, 50, hours after news broke that he was reportedly HIV-positive. Heather, who starred with Charlie on the 90s sitcom, Spin City, admitted she is devastated over his diagnosis, but sends him her prayers. See her sweet post.

“My heart hurts,” Heather wrote alongside a throwback photo of she and Charlie, smiling together on a red carpet. “Prayers for Charlie and his family,” she added. See the touching post below.

News broke on Nov. 16 that Charlie would be making a personal announcement on The Today Show the following day and, on Nov. 17, he confirmed that was in fact HIV-positive. Speaking with Today anchor Matt Laurer, Charlie said that, “I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive.” He also added that the point of this multi-part sit-down interview was to put the rumors to bed. “I have to put an end to these [lies],” he said.

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Moving forward, Charlie acknowledged that, “it’s a hard three letters to absorb,” however, he thinks he has a purpose with his status, and plans to use his condition for the better. “I have a responsibility now to better myself and to help a lot of other people,” he said.

Charlie also assured Matt that he has contacted every person he’s had sex with, following his diagnosis. “Yes, I have,” he said. “No exception.”

My heart hurts. Prayers for Charlie and his family

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Wow. What do you think of Charlie’s decision to speak out so candidly on his diagnosis? And what do you think of Heather’s tribute to Charlie?

— Casey Mink