Charlie Sheen Reveals That He Is HIV Positive

UPDATED: 8:27 AM EST

Charlie Sheen announced this morning on the Today show that he is in fact HIV positive.

Sheen, 50 made the announcement during a sit-down interview with Matt Lauer.

“I would like to admit that I’m HIV positive,” Sheen told Lauer. “It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.”

Sheen also said that he has stopped using drugs but that he continues to drink.

“Perhaps the freedom of today might lead to that as well,” Sheen of the potential of him ceasing to drink said after Lauer pressed him on the topic.

Sheen also said that he has paid out over $10 million in settlement money as a result of lawsuits from his having sex with women without revealing his medical condition.

Stay with Rise News as we follow this developing story. 

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