Hollywood party-boy Charlie Sheen will appear on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday to make a “revealing personal announcement” amid rumors the former “Two and a Half Men” star is HIV positive.
Sheen, known for his hard-partying ways and dalliances with porn stars and prostitutes, was famously bounced from the cast of “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 following a bout with drugs and alcohol that led to a suspension of filming and a series of angry verbal attacks on show creator Chuck Lorre.
The National Enquirer is expected to publish a story Wednesday reporting that Sheen is HIV positive and “how television’s one-time highest-paid star potentially spread the devastating virus to dozens of unsuspecting women,” according to the tabloid’s website.
According to the Enquirer, the 50-year-old Sheen has begun a regimen of medication and had a “positive” outlook.
Details about Sheen’s appearance on the “Today” show were not released, but he is expected to take part in a conversation on the show with Matt Lauer to “make a revealing personal announcement,” according to the show’s website.
The website TMZ.com reported that Sheen has been HIV positive for about a year, but his secret began leaking out among some of his close confidants, then led to threats of lawsuits from past sexual partners.
— Wire reports