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Charlie Sheen Will Reportedly Reveal He Is HIV Positive on NBC's 'Today'

Sheen is scheduled to make a "revealing personal announcement" during his interview with Matt Lauer on Tuesday.

by VICE Staff
Nov 16 2015, 6:52pm

Sheen speaking onstage in 2011. Photo via Flickr user Matthew Straubmuller

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On Tuesday, Charlie Sheen will sit down with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today to discuss a "revealing personal announcement." Unnamed sources tell TMZ this announcement will be that the actor is HIV positive.

The interview is scheduled to beat the November 18 release of the National Enquirer's "bombshell world exclusive" alleging that Sheen has potentially spread the virus to multiple sexual partners and used money to cover it up. It is a felony offense to knowingly spread the HIV virus through sex in the state of California.

The tabloid report claims that the 50-year-old actor is already on HIV medication and that his "outlook is positive," according to a source.

Sheen's alleged HIV status was previously alluded to in an email leaked during the Sony hacks.

UPDATE 11/17/15: Sheen officially announced that he was HIV positive on Today, admitting he has "paid millions" to keep the secret covered up.