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Bi-winning Charlie Sheen hosts fund-raiser for bipolar disorder

April 15, 2011 | 12:28 pm

Sheening Speaking out about bipolar disorder seems to be all the rage with Hollywood this week. Catherine Zeta-Jones announced that she's being treated for it, and Charlie Sheen is raising money on behalf of the disease.

He tweeted early Friday: "Bipolar Awareness Walk!! Come join me at 6pm and walk with me from The Ritz Carlton to Massey Hall..! Show your support..!! #BIWINNING ybw"

Though there's been wide speculation that Sheen himself suffers from the disorder, he's not admitting that, at least in his Twitter feed. He told ABC News' Andrea Channing in a now-infamous interview in March that he was "bi-winning" when she questioned him about the possibility -- and is now using the word in his tweets.

Sheen, on the road on the "Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour, is set for his second Toronto show Friday night after finishing performances in Boston and other cities. The live stage shows kicked off early this month, and reviews have been both eviscerating, with his first Detroit show prompting audience walk-outs and critical drubbings, and glowing, with standing ovations at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

According to Sheen's tweets, he's hosting a charity walk for the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders, offering to match donations dollar for dollar: "Taking donations tonight for O.B.A.D. THE ORGANIZATION FOR BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDERS through CanadaHelps.org I'm matching all Donations!!"

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Photo: Charlie Sheen attends the official after-party for his "Torpedo of Truth" tour Thursday in Toronto. Credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images.

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