Charlie Sheen of Two and a Half Men fame is set to make a personal revelation on a television show on Tuesday, and speculation is that he is likely to declare that he is HIV positive.
In a press release, NBC had said that Sheen will be making a personal revelation in an interview with Matt Lauer for the channelâ€™s The Today show.
Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman told People.com that a close associate of Sheen had approached him to handle the situation.
Bragman clamed that the associate told him about about Sheen â€śgetting treatment and a lot of people in his life know about it."
"The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don't take that lightly," Bragman added.
Sheen, the son of Hollywood actor Martin Sheen, was known more for his extravagant lifestyle and his personal life more than his films and television career.
He had recently been out of limelight following his much publicized sacking from the sets of the widely popular television series Two and a Half Men after an altercation with the producer Chuck Lorre in 2013. His last sitcom Anger Management ended in 2014.
Thrice married and divorced actor had publicly spoken about his alcohol and drug dependence and huge spending on escort services.
However, it is not the first time that a celebrity is revealing about being infected about AIDS. In 1985, the â€śPillow Talkâ€ť star, Rock Hudson who acted in 70-odd Hollywood films admitted of suffering from the disease before his death later that year.