This morning Charlie Sheen revealed to the world that he’s indeed HIV positive, we told you yesterday about him going on the TODAY show to confirm his status.
He starts it off by saying:
“I would like to admit that I’m HIV-Positive,” Sheen said. “And 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 the (alleged) threatening the health of so many others, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
Charlie also reveals that he’s known about his status for the last four years… But I think it’s been longer… His decision to reveal that he is HIV-positive comes after the troubled actor says he has been extorted by people he thought he could trust with the information. According to Sheen, he has paid “in the millions” to keep the information private, including a prostitute who snapped a photo of his medication and threatened to sell it to tabloids.
“I would be predicting the future and assuming the worst,” he said. “I can only imagine based on what I experienced and what’s already come down the pipeline. I’m sure that’s next. […]Having divulged it is the reason I’m in the mess that I’m in. […] I can only sit here and tell you my truth.”
The actor’s doctor also revealed that he has reached an “undetectable” level of the virus in his blood due to diligence in taking his medication..