Charlie admitted during the “Today” show that he is HIV positive and that he knows his diagnosis for four years. “I would like to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive,” he told Lauer who is the host of the show.
“I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
The reason he revealed it after four years is because he wanted to stop people extorting money from him. Apparently during this time many tried to gain some profits by blackmailing the actor for millions of dollars. One of them was a prostitute who took picture of his anti-viral medication and told him that she will sell it to tabloids. He told to his host that he is not really sure how he got the virus. The first symptoms he felt were “crushing headaches”, which led him to believe he has brain tumor.
Sheen also admitted that he never transmitted the virus knowingly and that he in fact had sex with two persons without protection but that both of them knew what was going on. He also added that he told all of his former partners about his condition. He confessed everything to end blackmailing because they are taking his children money from him.
“What people forget is that’s money they’re taking from my children,” he said. “I think that I released myself from this prison today.” He said when he finished his story. He was married for three times and has five children but none of them is HIV positive. He was engaged with porno actress but they broke up the engagement in 2014.