Actor Charlie Sheen has spoken out for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV.
“I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive,” Sheen said during an interview with Today’s Show on Tuesday.
“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 others, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” the 50-year-old actor added.
Sheen said he was diagnosed like four years ago. “I’ve told enough that I trusted to be in the position and the situation that I’m in today.”
By revealing it, Sheen said, “I think I release myself from this prison today.”
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