Charlie Sheen Opens Up About Being HIV-Positive In 'Today' Interview (Video)


In an interview on "Today" early Tuesday morning, Charlie Sheen definitively disclosed he was diagnosed with HIV four years ago.

The actor told host Matt Lauer,

Sheen claimed he only shared the diagnosis with those close to him who he believed could be trusted, but found himself paying millions of dollars in extortion fees.

He said,

The former “Two and a Half Men” star believes his appearance on "Today" will put a stop to the blackmail and shakedowns.

Sheen shared,

Regarding sexual safety in the wake of his diagnosis, Sheen insisted it is “impossible” he transmitted the virus to any of his partners.

He explained,

The actor told Lauer he has disclosed his condition to every sexual partner since his diagnosis, “no exceptions.”

Concerning Sheen's infamous "20/20" interview where terms like “tiger blood” and “winning” became part of the everyday vernacular, the actor said while his behavior then was “more of a 'roid rage,” it was “on the heels” of his HIV diagnosis.

Sheen told Lauer he no longer feels the shame of the stigma attached to sharing one's HIV-positive status.

He said,

Citations: Charlie Sheen reveals he's HIV positive in TODAY Show exclusive (TODAY)