After weeks of speculation, Charlie Sheen finally admitted that he is indeed HIV+. He told Matt Lauer on Today that he received the diagnosis around 4 years ago, on the heels of his infamous 2011 meltdown.
The actor revealed that back then, he had been suffering from crushing headaches and after several days of sweating uncontrollably in his bed, he went to the hospital. After several tests, doctors gave him the news that forever changed his life. Finding out that he was HIV+ led him into a descent of “profound substance abuse and fathomless drinking.”
He also says that since he learned he had HIV, he has still hired prostitutes. Sheen claims that he told them of his status and wore condoms when he was with them. He also told Lauer that one of those women went into his bathroom, took a photo of his medicine bottle and threatened to blackmail him with it.
Blackmail seems to be the reason why he is coming out now after all of this time. There were two reports in the last several weeks, claiming an A List actor had HIV. Many speculated it was him and yesterday National Enquirer outed him. Just as they broke the news, Today announced that they were having him on the show.
Sheen told Lauer that he has paid off several people. The sum for the alleged hush money, he says is around 10 million dollars. He explained that he doesn’t care if they take the money from him, but they are taking it from his 5 children and 1 grandchild.
When it comes to recent rumors that he had unprotected sex with women and did not tell them of his status, he denies that. He admitted to having unprotected sex with two women, and those two women knew that he was positve and were under the care of his doctor.
Does he know how he got it? He says that he is not really sure, but denied using intravenous drugs.
But it his drug use that has doctors worried about him. His doctor, Robert Huizenga, told Lauer he fears that if Charlie is on them, he will forget to take one of his 4 daily pills. If he does forget a pill, it can change how he reacts to the Cocktail and can change how healthy he currently is with the Virus. The doctor also told Lauer that there is very little chance of him transmitting HIV, if he has protected sex.
And that is where my problem with him lies. I have been doing AIDS Advocacy since I was a teenager, and I can’t believe that he has says that he has knowingly had unprotected sex since he knew he was HIV+. It is just something I can’t comprehend. I really can’t even express my feelings about that revelation from him.
But I need to also look at the positiveness that could come out of all of this. In recent years, AIDS and HIV is barely talked about like it has been in the decades past. There is a younger generation growing up, not knowing how this could be easily prevented. I mean, it is not 100% effective, but condoms do help. That is why I suggest that every single person has a box readily available and make sure that the rubbers are not expired. I also suggest that if you are going to have sex with someone new, both of you should get tested before you do it. It is good to know what both of you are bringing to the party.
Hopefully, schools will be talking to their students about this today and until there is a cure. Yes, there is the cocktail, but it is not cheap and can lose its effectiveness with a missed dose.
Back to Sheen, it is good that he came finally clean with his diagnosis and let’s hope he does some good with it. You can tell by his stuttering, throughout the 20 minute combined interview, this was not easy for him to do. I don’t think we’ve ever seen him as nervous as we did today. If I could give him a hug, I would. I know he needs one.
When it comes to his career, I highly doubt it is over. Look at everything he has done since he was teenager, and we have forgiven him. I don’t think we will stop now. As much as we want to hate him, we can’t. We really want to, but we can’t.
What do you think of all of this?
To read the letter that he gave to Matt Lauer yesterday, then click here!
Today announced today that Charlie Sheen will give a revealing interview to Matt Lauer tomorrow and he will be making a “personal announcement.” What that announcement is, we can only assume.
Some of us have been assuming that he is the answer to Radar Online‘s Blind Item “Hollywood Superstar’s Desperate Battle With AIDS Revealed,” since that story broke. Tomorrow, we will find out if that could be the case. I am not saying that is it. It is what I assume it is. And you know what they say about assuming? Never assume because you will make an a$$ out u and me.
What do you think his “personal announcement” could be?
UPDATE: Several sites (Radar Online, TMZ, Gossip Cop) and Publications (National Enquirer, People and US Weekly) are reporting that Sheen will be announcing that he is HIV+ tomorrow.
Charlie Sheen and some friends went to watch the Mets knock the Dodgers out contention for the World Series and he had something to drink to celebrate the NY team’s winning season. Knowing him, you would think it would be beer or whatever liquor you can find at a baseball stadium, and you would be wrong. The three of them were drinking the least threatening drink of them all, milk. Not even chocolate milk, just regular old milk.
You have to wonder now that he has switched from tiger’s blood to milk, if he has turned over a new leaf. I hope he has because I would like to see him have another comeback.
Donald Trump hasn’t yet said who he would choose to be his running mate if he gets his party’s nomination, so Charlie Sheen has thrown his name into the Make America Great Again cap. The two of them running on the same ticket would break every late night show host and comedian. Could you imagine the two of them running together?
Let’s not because it’s scary enough with just one of them going for the White House.
We’ve all peed in the pool and Charlie Sheen is fed up with it. So he put a toilet in his pool and asked people to use it. Will they? Of course not because it is so much easier just to pee in pool. It’s not like anyone will know.
Charlie Sheen is going to turn 50 (who would’ve thought?) next month and he is getting in shape for the milestone. He is doing that by taking up jogging, and for the notorious partier that is quite boring. He tried to make it more exciting, but I am not sure it worked. I guess that is why some comedic actors need writers and others don’t.
Do you think this video the best thing since sliced bread or it is toast?
Charlie Sheen was on Extra! tonight and Charissa Thompson asked him if he had any regrets about what happened when he was fired from Two and a Half Men. He told her, â€œYeah, I should have been a little more humble, more regretful, shouldnâ€™t have attacked them like I did and I probably should have begged for my job back. You know what, beg is a color I donâ€™t wear well, I probably should have requested my job back.â€ He then went on to say, â€œI think that what went down was fixable and I made it irreparable.â€ That would be an understatement. It’s a shame, he didn’t make this confession a year ago. Maybe then he could’ve been part of the show’s final season instead of just having a piano fall on someone who looked like him.
Finally he ended his answer by saying, “I let them (the fans) down and my family down from all the money they were paying me.” He was making $1.8 million an episode times at least 22 episodes a year, yeah you can say his family felt that pain in their wallets.
Hopefully he learned his lesson because as troubled as he is, he still does a form of comedy that makes him likeable even though you want to hate him.
Ashton Kutcher is on Conan tonight and the TBS late night host asked him what he thinks of Charlie Sheen saying he wants to be on the final season of Two and a Half Men. The new dad said he is like the parents on Charlie Brown in that you know hear them talking but you are not paying attention to what they are saying.
Then when they tossed to a clip, it wouldn’t play. So you have to wonder where Sheen was when they were taping the Conan today??? Was he touring the Warner Bros lot late this afternoon and somehow stumbled on Stage 15? Things that make you go hmmmmmm?
Make sure to watch the whole clip, after they tackled Sheen, I mean when it actually played. There is a joke in the preview from Thursday’s season premiere of the CBS show that will definitely make you chuckle.
So some guy went to get Taco Bell and what he got was better than any thing he could’ve ordered. Charlie Sheen was in front of him at the Drive-thru and Jayden asked him to come over to meet his girlfriend, who is a big fan! So the actor walked over and apologized for being “so f*cking hammered”. Even though it was a winning situation for Jayden and Tamara, it was anything but for the Anger Management star.
Although what better place to grab some food when you are hung over, but the place that makes you want to run for the border as soon as you are done eating it.