Charlie Sheen says paid millions to blackmailers to keep HIV secret

Actor Charlie Sheen is seen on the set of the NBC Today show prior to being interviewed by host Matt Lauer in New YorkBy Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) – Charlie Sheen, the wayward star of U.S. television comedy "Two and A Half Men," said on Tuesday he was diagnosed as HIV positive some four years ago and had been extorted for more than $ 10 million to keep the information quiet. Sheen, 50, told NBC's "Today" TV show he was speaking out because he was being blackmailed, and to refute tabloid reports that he has AIDS and was spreading it to others. "I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive," Sheen said, adding he was "not entirely sure" how he contracted the virus.



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