TMZ: Charlie Sheen to announce he is HIV positive

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NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen will make a “revealing personal announcement” on the “Today” show Tuesday morning, NBC announced.

Sheen, the notorious bad boy actor, will sit down in an exclusive interview with “Today” show host Matt Lauer.

NBC did not reveal when the interview would take place and did not say what the “personal announcement” would be. TMZ reported Sheen will announce he is HIV positive.

“I’ve known about this a long time, it’s not a surprise to me…¬†I feel very sorry for his pain. And I hope it’s used as a teachable moment for the world. This is a disease that can affect anyone,” said publicist and crisis manager¬†Howard Bragman in an interview with People.

Bragman said Sheen is getting treatment and he feared ligation from his former sexual partners.

 

Sheen, 50, is one of Hollywood’s best known actors, starring in hit films like “Wall Street” and on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men.”

Sheen was fired from “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 following a public meltdown that had the actor lashing out at the show’s creator.

Among the more notorious points of his career, Sheen entered drug rehab twice, lived with three women, and repeatedly proclaimed he was “winning.”

Sheen has been married multiple times to women like Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards and had children with each.

His salary on “Two and a Half Men” was one of the highest on TV at the time at $1.25 million per episode in 2010.

Sheen did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

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