Actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he was HIV positive on Today show in a sit down with Matt Lauer. Sheen said that he was diagnosed with the disease four years ago after he battled headaches, intense migranes and sweating in bed a couple nights in a row.
I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that threaten the health of so many others that couldn’t be farther from the truth….. It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.
Sheen kept this as a secret and only told enough people that he trusted to be in the position that he’s in today. But, he admitted that he paid some people off to keep his condition a secret. Sheen said that he paid “enough to bring into the millions.” He added that he regrets that he paid people to keep his secret and said,
I think I release myself from this prison today
Sheen clears up that the doctor said that he does not have AIDS and is healthy, he just has “an undetectable amount of the virus in his blood.” He said it was “impossible” that he had transmitted the disease from anyone but Sheen has openly acknowledged his past drug use and sleeping with prostitutes. He also admitted to having sex with two people unprotected after he was diagnosed, but they both were aware of his condition and were under his doctor’s care.
Well wishes to Charlie Sheen!
Watch the full interview below.