After months of speculation, Charlie Sheen finally admitted that he is HIV positive in a tell-all interview with Matt Lauer on Today.
The troubled actor has revealed he was diagnosed with the virus in 2011.
He started, “I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.”
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“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” he said.
He also revealed in the sit-down interview that he was forced to come out because he has been blackmailed by different women who have cost him an estimated $10 million.
It started after a hooker took a photograph of Sheen’s medication and threatened to sell it to the highest tabloid bidder.
The troubled actor, since being diagnosed, had remained out of the spotlight, but reports claimed that he continued to pay porn stars $30,000 a night to come at his house and smoke crack cocaine.
The Two and a Half Men star is known for his rock-and-roll lifestyle. He even claimed to have had encounter with more than 5,000 women in his lifetime, not to mention his in-and-out rehab stint.
However Sheen claims that it’s absurd he has contracted HIV on to others because he informed all his partners about his status.
The Spin City actor said he did not regret coming out about his HIV status, but added, “I have a responsibility now to better myself. Hopefully, with what we’re doing today, others may come forward.”
Out of the 5,000 women Sheen claimed to have slept with over the years, fifteen of them are quite famous, and on this list, we reveal their names.
Charlie was married to Donna Peele in 1995, but they split a year later.
The two dated for a while after starring together in the film Lucas in 1986.
Sheen married the former bond girl Denise Richards in 2002. Their tumultuous marriage lasted for only 4 years, and they have two daughters together.