Interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer will air a day before National Enquirer story hits newsstands
Charlie Sheen will appear on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday to make “a revealing personal announcement” during an interview with Matt Lauer, the network announced Monday.
News of the live in-studio interview comes just as National Enquirer publishes a report that the former “Two and a Half Men” star is HIV positive, and has been concealing his status.
The Enquirer’s report, scheduled to hit newsstands on Wednesday, follows a previous blind-item report from the publication that a “notorious Hollywood womanizer” was secretly living with the condition.
“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,” the National Enquirer said of the upcoming report.
NBC and Sheen’s reps have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for further comment on the nature of the interview.
Sheen famously experienced a meltdown in 2011 and was terminated from the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” following a run of erratic behavior and a series of derogatory comments about the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre.