Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Charlie Sheen, HIV and the entertainment demons”)

Charlie Sheen has just been diagnosed as HIV positive. For those who do not know him, he was the lead actor in the television series “Two and a half men.” His story is quite an interesting one, but you can check out all the details in the link below:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/17/health/charlie-sheen-health/index.html

In the entertainment business your chances of coming across someone who is a drug addict or sexually promiscuous is high. Those who are popular are usually “highly favored” by fans and susceptible to the demons that come with that fame. When I first went on tour with a celebrity artist, I was all excited about meeting big stars and hanging out with them. I was unprepared for how to deal with the stress of getting back to my hotel room at 2:00 or 3:00 each morning and then having to wake up at 5:00 or 6:00 just so I could catch a plane to the next city to perform. After 4 days I remember being in Cincinnati, Ohio, opening up for the legendary guitarist George Benson at some outside amphitheater (I was performing with Jean Carne). I remember playing the show and virtually “falling asleep standing up” onstage while playing. My head kept on jerking because it is unnatural for anyone to sleep in that position. I couldn’t wait for the show to end just so I could get some rest. At that point I understood perfectly why many entertainers turned to drugs just to cope with the rigorous schedule. For the record, I do not use drugs at all. In fact, I don’t smoke or drink. However, I learned my lesson after that moment. Once when I was in London, this beautiful model came up to me after our show and asked me if I would take her upstairs to my dressing room so we could “cuddle” together. he didn’t even ask me my name. Even though this woman was amazingly beautiful, there was “no way” I was going to entertain this situation. I politely declined her offer, and no sooner than I did she went to the “other” band members to request the same thing. For the record, we ALL declined her. Charlie Sheen has admitted to engaging prostitutes. He has also admitted to doing drugs. He claims he doesn’t know how he contacted the HIV. To me it’s pretty simple. If you are in the entertainment business, you need to realize that “all that shines is NOT gold.” It is a blessing to be able to entertain people. However, it is alsto important to make sure you don’t become a “victim to what you love.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought today, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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