Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive on ‘Today’ show

Posted at 8:10 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 07:57:50-05

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The actor Charlie Sheen told NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday that he is HIV positive.

[Original story, published at 6:53 a.m. ET]

Charlie Sheen is expected to say that he is HIV positive in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, a source with direct knowledge of the interview told CNNMoney.

On Monday, NBC announced that the actor would be making a “revealing personal announcement” on the “Today” show Tuesday morning.

The source told CNNMoney that Sheen is expected to discuss his HIV condition when he sits down with Matt Lauer live from the “Today” show studio in New York City.

Up and downs

Sheen, 50, is one of Hollywood’s best-known actors, starring in hit films like “Wall Street” and on the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men.”

Sheen was fired from “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 after a public meltdown that had the actor lashing out at the show’s creator.

Among the more notorious points of his career, Sheen entered drug rehab twice and lived with three women.

Sheen has been married multiple times to women including Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards and had children with each.

His salary on “Two and a Half Men” was one of the highest on TV at the time, at $1.25 million per episode in 2010.