Hollywood hellion Charlie Sheen is HIV-positive and will reveal his status in a shock announcement on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday morning.
Sheen, 50, will speak to NBC’s Matt Lauer live in studio to deliver his news, a source told the New York Daily News Monday.
In a separate report Monday, The National Enquirer said Sheen has been safeguarding his HIV status for years while living a high-profile life as a TV star, dating a conga line of adult entertainers and coining crazy catchphrases.
“Charlie thought he was indestructible and took no precautions — even though he was indulging in high-risk sex practices,” an unidentified friend reportedly told The Enquirer.
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Sheen reportedly doesn’t know how he contracted the virus and “has been tortured by the thought that his acting genius will be forgotten.”
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