“Hang in there Charlie Sheen, hope all those people you have helped are there for you,” one user tweeted.
“Feeling sad for Charlie Sheen,” said another. “No one deserves this!”
The former “Two and a Half Men” star said that after experiencing cluster headaches and “insane” migraines he was hospitalized before receiving the diagnosis. “I thought I had a brain tumor,” he said. “I thought it was over.”
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” the 50-year-old sitcom star said. “It’s a turning point in one’s life.”
Sheen followed up his appearance on NBC’s “Today” with an open letter promising his days of partying are behind him, and “philanthropic days” lie ahead.
See the supportive tweets below.
— Big D! (@Big_Dingo) November 17, 2015
It doesn't matter that Charlie Sheen has been a joke for years, I feel bad for him and his kids. It's sad no matter who it happens to.
— Rochelle Knibb (@MizRochelleK) November 17, 2015
— Richard clarke (@Richardclarke30) November 17, 2015
Feeling sad for Charlie Sheen. No one deserves this! #CharlieSheen
— Nikhil Hirve (@NHirve) November 17, 2015
— Maisha Ms. Me (@naturaltales) November 17, 2015
I don't care how you feel about Charlie Sheen. If you make jokes about HIV, you're showing you have no empathy for HIV-positive people.
— Ponta (@typicalfeminist) November 17, 2015
Charlie Sheen. Courageous. Helps in ending stigmatization of HIV
— God's Servant (@Dokta_B) November 17, 2015
I've been charlie sheen forever
— Jalen, The Creator (@OF_JTC) November 17, 2015
@charliesheen Charlie,I hope that today starts freedom and peace in your life from now on..God bless
— Jerry Montoya (@pipelayers26) November 17, 2015
— BIG LU (@LUDASHOE184) November 17, 2015
— Julie Brown (@Brownjul2) November 17, 2015
This Charlie Sheen news though ????
— diana (@DIANAATURNBULL) November 17, 2015
People who laugh at Charlie Sheen for having HIV are disgusting. Im ashamed of you tbh.
— Sandra (@MsMiyayo305) November 17, 2015
@charliesheen may you know that HIV does not change your extraordinary talent and movie history. Keep moving forward.
— Elizabeth Darcy (@Lizabethdarcy) November 17, 2015