Charlie Sheen lives his life with several regrets, he told the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer Tuesday morning — including “ruining” his hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men.”
“I regret not using a condom the one or two times when this whole thing happened,” he began in a list of semi-apologies, presumably referring to his HIV-positive status. “I regret ruining ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I regret not being more involved in my children’s lives growing up, which I am now. That’s about it.”
The actor then tried to put a positive spin on things. “We can only move forward from today. They wouldn’t call it the past if it wasn’t.”
Sheen also maintained that the HIV virus is now “undetectable” in his body, and said he has not infected anyone else.
The actor did admit to not revealing his status two people he slept with after knowing he was HIV positive, but he said “protection was always in place.” Sheen didn’t tell them out of fear of being blackmailed, he claimed.
Also during the interview, Sheen explained his current treatment regimen, and why he stopped seeing a controversial practice in Mexico. Sheen later dismissed pending lawsuits against him as “baseless.”
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The Evolution of Charlie Sheen, From 'Red Dawn' to His Battles With Drugs and HIV (Photos)
In 1986, Sheen starred in the year's Best Picture winner at the Oscars, "Platoon." The movie marked the start of his relationship with director Oliver Stone.
1987 - "Wall Street"
Sheen starred with his father, Martin Sheen, in Stone's "Platoon" follow-up, "Wall Street." When Sheen was passed over for Stone's next film, "Born on the Fourth of July" in favor of Tom Cruise, the actor-director duo had a public falling out.
Twentieth Century Fox
1991 - "Hot Shots!"
Following his work with Stone, Sheen's movie career continued with roles in films including "Young Guns," "Major League" and "Hot Shots!"
Twentieth Century Fox
1998 - Overdose
In 1998, following several stints in rehab and a public struggle with drug abuse, Sheen suffered a stroke due to an overdose.
2000 - "Spin City"
The actor had a career resurgence on TV in 2000. He replaced Michael J. Fox as the lead of the ABC series "Spin City" for Seasons 5 and 6.
2002 - Golden Globe
For his role on "Spin City," Sheen walked away with a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy in 2002.
2003 - Two and a Half Men
Following the end of "Spin City," Sheen's TV career continued with Chuck Lorre's "Two and a Half Men" on CBS in 2003. Sheen starred on the show alongside Jon Cryer for eight seasons.
December 2009 - Domestic Violence Arrest
In 2009, Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colorado, for second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief following a fight with his then-wife Brooke Mueller. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
Aspen Police Department
March 2011 - Meltdown
Sheen was fired from "Two and a Half Men" in 2011 after publicly disparaging series creator Chuck Lorre in an interview. In a string of bizarre interviews and online videos, Sheen launched meme-worthy phrases like "tiger blood" and "winning," as well as lots of head-shaking.