Magic Johnson Offers Up His Support To Charlie Sheen

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/18/2015 | 12:45 PM EST

Johnson hopes Sheen will join him in educating the world about HIV/AIDS

Charlie Sheen isn't alone in facing his diagnosis of HIV, as he's receiving support from another famous face of the virus, former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

Following the actor's revelation on Tuesday, Johnson sent out well wishes to Sheen and his family via Twitter.

"I wish @CharlieSheen and his family the best. With the advancement in treatments and medicine he can fight this disease and live a long life," Johnson wrote. "In @CharlieSheen breaking his silence, I hope he joins me in educating the world about HIV/AIDs."


Johnson revealed he was HIV-positive in 1991, a time when there was little education on the virus. He has gone on to help others fight HIV/AIDS through his Magic Johnson Foundation.

Sheen, who was diagnosed in 2011, also has the support of his father Martin Sheen. During the eighth annual CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference on Tuesday, the Hollywood veteran gave his thoughts on the big reveal.

"This morning, as I watched him alone, reveal his deepest, darkest secret, I couldn't believe the level of courage I was witnessing, and that it was my son," the elder Sheen said. "I left him a message, and I said that if I had that much courage, I would change the world."


(Photos from left: Brad Barket/Getty Images, Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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