‘Impossible’ Charlie Sheen says he has not transmitted virus since learning he was HIV-positive

NEW YORK – Actor Charlie Sheen told NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday that he is HIV positive. When asked if he has knowingly or unknowing transmitted the virus to someone else since he learned of his diagnosis four years ago, Sheen replied “impossible.”

Has @CharlieSheen knowingly or unknowingly transmitted virus since diagnosis?


— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 17, 2015

Sheen, 50, is one of Hollywood’s best-known actors, starring in hit films like “Wall Street” and on the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men.” He was fired from “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 after a public meltdown that had the actor lashing out at the show’s creator. Among the more notorious points of his career, Sheen entered drug rehab twice and lived with three women.

Sheen has been married multiple times to women including Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards and had children with each.

His salary on “Two and a Half Men” was one of the highest on TV at the time, at $1.25 million per episode in 2010.

Sheen said one of the reasons he went public with his diagnosis was to stop the betrayal and extortion associated with keeping his HIV status a secret.

“How many people have you paid?”

“Enough to bring it into the millions” –@CharlieSheen tells @MLauer

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 17, 2015

When did @CharlieSheen learn about his HIV Positive diagnosis? “About 4 years ago”

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 17, 2015

You may remember, Sheen visited Richmond 20 years ago to film the Shadow Conspiracy. Cheryl Miller interviewed Charlie Sheen on the set of the film.

CNN Wire contributed to this report