On Tuesday, Charlie Sheen admitted to Matt Lauer that he’s infected with HIV. The reveal comes on the heels of rampant speculation about the actor’s health due to prolonged absences on social media and rare public appearances.
In the shocking tell-all, Sheen confided:
“I am here to admit that I am HIV positive.”
Wow. We wonder what the 50-year-old’s exes like Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller have to say about this terrible diagnosis — especially since he claimed that it would be “impossible” for him to have passed the disease on to anyone else.
“I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Apparently, the Two and a Half Men alum was diagnosed four years ago after suffering from severe headaches which he thought was a “brain tumor.” Since then, Sheen claims he has had millions extorted from him in order to keep his illness from leaking.
Our hearts go out to Sheen and his loved ones during this difficult time. Be sure to check out his entire interview for yourself (below)!
[Image via Today Show.]