Today announced that Charlie Sheen, once the highest paid TV star, would appear on Tuesday morning's episode to give a "revealing personal announcement," and now multiple sources have alleged that it will be about his HIV status.
"Charlie Sheen will reveal to the world that he's HIV positive," TMZ reported. "Sources connected to NBC's Today tell TMZ ... Sheen will sit down with Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning to make the announcement."
People magazine reports that Howard Bragman, a gay Hollywood publicist and crisis manager, was approached by people close to Sheen six months ago to deal with the crisis, but never dealt with him directly. "The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don't take that lightly."
According to Bragman, Sheen "is getting treatment, and a lot of people in his life know about it."
In a separate report, the National Enquirer, claims there has been a "multi-million dollar cover-up" about the fact that he may have put sex partners at risk, including his ex-wife Brooke Mueller.
"It's the culmination of a dogged 18-month investigation that has uncovered how television's one-time highest paid star potentially spread the devastating virus to dozens of unsuspecting women.
"Sheen, 50, has already begun a regimen of medication meant to counteract the effects of the disease, sources said."
Sheen has been out of the public spotlight since his show Anger Management went off the air in 2014. He appeared in a cameo on The Goldbergs in February of this year.