Charlie Sheen to Confirm HIV Diagnosis to Matt Lauer?

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Last week, we learned that an unidentified A-list Hollywood star is battling HIV, but the actor's name was withheld from early reports.

Now several celebrity news sources are confirming that the afflicted actor is none other than hard-partying bad boy Charlie Sheen.

It was announced that Sheen will appear on the Today show Tuesday to make a "revealing personal announcement" in an interview with Matt Lauer.

Sheen and Richards

When the interview was first announced, many noted that the timing coincided with the circulating rumor about the aforementioned HIV patient.

One whose description, for what it's worth, sounded a lot like Sheen.

Now, media outlets such as TMZ and The National Enquirer are confirming that Sheen will in fact reveal his diagnosis in his interview Lauer. 

Fortunately, early reports indicate that whoever the patient is, his prognosis for a long life containing the ailment is promising:

“His medical outlook is positive,” said one of the insiders who first revealed the diagnosis last week, but he has greater concerns.

"He was teary-eyed as he told friends that he had [the disease], but he felt that a public admission would destroy him and his fans."

The famously cocksure Sheen is reportedly nervous about how his fans, friends and Hollywood colleagues will react to the revelation.

The disease bears a stigma and tends to breed ugly rumors even in the most progressive-minded communities like Los Angeles.

Sheen, 50, has yet to publicly address the HIV reports and has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media in recent weeks.

We'll keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available. It's Charlie, so anything is possible tomorrow morning ...

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