Charlie Sheen has announced that he is the HIV positive actor making rounds in the internet. The actor revealed this in an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY. He said he made the announcement to stop the floating rumors and to end a ?smear campaign? and ?extortion efforts.?
?It?s a hard three letters to absorb. It?s a turning point in one?s life,? he said. ?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 me, threatening the health of so many other that couldn?t be further from the truth,? Sheen added.
Betrayed by his close friends
According to TODAY, the actor paid over $10 million to keep his secret and said he?s trusted the diagnosis with people he thought he could confide in. ?What people forget is that that?s money they?re taking from my children,? he explained on the ?shakedowns? he encountered. ?I trusted them and they were deep in my inner circle, and I thought they could be helpful. My trust turned to their treason.?
And in hopes of appearing in the TODAY show, Sheen thinks it would put an end to these payouts of his. ?That?s my goal. That?s not my only goal. I think I release myself from this prison today.?
No more shows?
For Charlie Sheen, he doubts that his HIV will have a big effect on his future career, sharing to everyone about his conversation with that chairman of Sony, saying how the chairman is ?excited about doing a show again.? He also added that there are a number of films lined up in his to-do list.
?Thus far, there?s been no resistance,? he said, also adding that his interview on the today show could reveal the truth and stop the rumors spreading about him. ?I would have faith that it will be a lot more forgiving and a lot more supportive than some of the garbage I was reading in the last couple of days.
?Frankly, I don?t think it can get worse than that,? he said pertaining to the alleged intention of infecting others with HIV. ?I just thought, ?Wow. Damn. That?s just as far from the truth as anything could be.? They?re going to reveal a whole lot of proof because it?s just not there. It does not exist.?
The actor was positive in helping cure HIV after ?hearing some of the encouraging reaction people on social media have had to his announcement,? according to TODAY. ?If there was one guy on this planet to contract this that?s going to deliver a cure, it?s me. It?s me. Seriously,? Sheen said. ?I?m not going to be the poster man for this, but I will not shun away from responsibilities and opportunities that drive me to helping others.?
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