Charlie Sheen HIV positive status shocking; Watch the Today show video here
Charlie Sheen has said that he is HIV positive. The news was announced by the actor on the Today show Tuesday morning.
While making the announcement, the Hollywood superstar who is known for his sexual (mis)adventures looked downcast. To be true any man or woman would look the same or even worse. Nonetheless we must commend him for opening up about his HIV positive status and admitting it himself.
The actor while talking about his HIV positive status said that is suffering from it for at least four years.
â€œI am in fact HIV positiveâ€¦I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks of sub-truths and very, very harmful stories that are about threatening the health of so many others which couldn’t be farther from the truthâ€, said Sheen.
The Today show is going viral since the interview was conducted. The Two and a Half Men starâ€™s decision seems to be certainly a very tough one for him as talking about such issues openly and that too on live television seems very tough indeed. The show was anchored by Matt Lauer.
On the other hand, the actor also said that he was blackmailed by people on the issue and went on to add that he’s paid people to keep his diagnosis quiet.
When asked how he thought he was suffering from the dreadful disease, Sheen said that he started having symptoms that included “a series of cluster headaches,” and “sweating the bed.” The actor went on to add that he had to be admitted in hospital for a few days due to the above mentioned reasons. â€œI thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was overâ€¦After a battery of tests, they walked in the room and said, ‘Boom, here is what’s going on.’ It’s a hard three letters to absorb. You know? It’s a turning point in one’s life.â€
Sheen has dated actresses and porn stars of all hues and has been very open about his relationships. He has married three times. His first marriage was with Donna Peele, but ended within a year. Then he married actress Denise Richards, who share two kids — 11-year-old daughter Sam and 10-year-old daughter Lola. This marriage lasted just three years. In the year 2008 he married actress Brook Mueller and have two sons. But the marriage lasted just two and half years.