For weeks on end, Hollywood has been abuzz with rumours of a HIV positive Hollywood actor who may have put his numerous sexual partners at risk by not informing them of his status, this is a criminal act by the way.
Last night the name of the actor was leaked to be Charlie Sheen when he stated he’d be appearing on the ‘Today’ show to talk about personal things.
Since the news broke his exes like Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller have come out to say they are not HIV positive.
The “Two and a Half men” star has come out to declare his stauts . He revealed this in an interview on the ‘Today’ show with Matt Lauer where he also talks on how long he’d known about his status – for about four years after suffering headaches and sweating.
The interview started with him saying;
“I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive. I have to put a stop to this barrage of attacks and sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others. [It] couldn’t be farther from the truth. I have a responsibility now to better myself and to help a lot of other people, and hopefully with what we’re doing today, others may come forward sand say, ‘Thanks, Charlie. Thanks for kicking the door open.”
He further added
“[I was diagnosed] based on this series of cluster headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, completely drenched two, three nights in a row, that I was emergency hospitalized. I thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was over. After a battery of tests and spinal taps, all that crap, they walked in the room and said, ‘Boom. Here’s what’s going on.’ It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.”
Charlie stated that when he revealed his HIV status to friends “the truth became treason”, leading to “blackmail and extortion and a circle of deceit” and also admits paying people millions to keep his secret quiet. According to him, he is at a stage where it is impossible to transmit the disease to anyone.
Watch the interview below: