According to a report from TMZ, Charlie Sheen is planning to reveal to the world that he’s HIV positive.
Sources connected to “NBC’s Today” said that Sheen will sit down with Matt Lauer this Tuesday morning to make the announcement.
NBC touted the interview in a press release as Sheen making a “revealing personal announcement.”
“Charlie thought he was indestructible and took no precautions — even though he was indulging in high-risk sex practices,” a close friend of the star said according to Radar Online.
Sheen, who has boasted of sleeping with more than 5,000 women, confessed his illness to almost a dozen sources, who then divulged the information to the ENQUIRER and underwent intense scrutinizing by the publication, including lie detector tests administered by an independent polygrapher.
RO also reports that Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, claims Sheen “potentially” infected her with HIV. They two have twin sons together.
Adult film star Scottine Ross, who an insider noted didn’t know of Sheen’s HIV status for four months while they had unprotected sex, railed against her ex-fiancé in a video provided to The ENQUIRER: “You exposed me to HIV for a year and a half!” she blasted.
Though Sheen privately issued a strenuous denial when confronted by The ENQUIRER in November 2014 about his double life, his HIV status is an “open secret” in Hollywood.
Now Sheen, who doesn’t know how he contracted the virus, “has been tortured by the thought that his acting genius will be forgotten,” explained a source. “Charlie’s worst fear is that he will be remembered not as a great actor, but as someone who contracted the disease.”
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