Actor Charlie Sheen will be on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday to announce “a disturbing personal announcement” during an interview with Matt Lauer, the network announced Monday.
News in the live in-studio interview comes just as National Enquirer publishes an investigation that the former “Two and a Half Men” star is HIV positive, and it has been concealing his status.
The Enquirer’s report, scheduled heading to newsstands on Wednesday, follows an earlier blind-item report from the publication which a “Notorious Hollywood womanizer” was secretly coping with the situation.
“It’s the culmination of a dogged 18-month investigation which includes uncovered how television’s one-time highest paid star potentially spread the devastating virus to many unsuspecting women,” the National Enquirer said with the upcoming report.
NBC and Sheen’s reps have not yet replied to “TheWrap’s request to get further comments on the nature of the interview”.
Sheen famously enjoyed a meltdown this year and he was terminated from the hit CBS comedy “two and half Men” carrying out a run of erratic behavior and a series of derogatory comments regarding the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre.