Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV positive Tuesday in an exclusive TODAY interview with Matt Lauer.
"It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life," the 50-year-old actor said.
Sheen said he made the announcement to end a smear campaign and extortion efforts.
"I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, threatening the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth," he said. More