Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has revealed he is HIV-positive during a live interview on American television.
It was announced on Monday that the Two And A Half Men star would be appearing on NBC to make a ‘revealing personal announcement’.
The 50-year-old star told Today host Matt Lauer that he was diagnosed four years ago when he was very ill and thought he had a brain tumour.
‘I am here to admit I am HIV-positive and I have to put a stop to the onslaught and barrage of attacks and sub-truths that are threatening the health of so many others.
‘It’s a hard three letters to absorb, you know? It’s a turning point in one’s life,’ Sheen said.
The actor said he has been forced to pay people upwards of $10m (6.6m) in hush money to keep the illness a secret.