The 50 year old actor admitted to Matt Lauer he was diagnosed approximately 4 years ago but doesn’t know how he contracted the disease.
Sheen said he knew something was wrong when he started experiencing what he described as “crushing headaches.”
The former Two and a Half Men actor said he came forward now to stop smear campaigns. “I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn’t be further from the truth,” he said.
Sheen also admitted to paying various people off to keep them silent about his condition but “Not after today I’m not! I release myself from this prison today.”