Following Charlie Sheen’s HIV announcement on the TODAY Show, his father Martin Sheen, reveals his massive support of the 50-year-old claiming that from that point forward, it would be, “the first day of the rest of Charlie’s life as a free man.”

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While at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Naples, Florida father-Sheen opened up about his son’s “deepest, darkest secret.” He expresses, “I couldn’t believe the level of courage I was witnessing, and that it was my son.” He adds that for months now, the family has been encouraging Charlie about revealing news, and it’s working out thus far.

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In addition to his television announcement, Charlie wrote a lengthy letter about finding out the news himself.

“Roughly four years ago, I suddenly found myself in the throws of a seismic and debilitating three-day cluster-migraine-like headache,” he started the letter. “I was emergently hospitalized with what I believed to be a brain tumor or perhaps some unknown pathology. I was partially correct. Following a battery of endless tests, that included a hideous spinal tap, it was sadly and shockingly revealed to me that I was, in fact, positive for HIV.

Read more of letter here.

SOURCE: Page Six