There are startling reports out of Hollywood this morning that Charlie Sheen will announce he is HIV positive in an exclusive TV interview.
NBC said in a statement that Sheen, 50, would make a make a “revealing personal announcement” in a live interview on the Today show.
NBC did not give details of the interview, but Celebrity website TMZ reports Sheen will use the interview to announce that he is HIV positive.
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The interview was announced just as the National Enquirer tabloid prepared to publish a story confirming Sheen was diagnosed HIV positive some years ago.
Sheen quickly became one of the top 10 worldwide trends on Twitter on Monday and Google searches for his name associated with HIV exploded, according to Google.
Sheen played the leading role of Charlie Harper on top-rated comedy Two and A Half Men for eight years before being fired in 2011 for bad behaviour that included cocaine-fuelled partying with porn stars and a conviction for assaulting his ex-wife.
The three times divorced Sheen then set up home with a number of porn stars he called “goddesses” and delivered a series of rants on YouTube boasting of having “tiger blood” in his veins.