[Radar Online] World famous actor is hiding a shocking secret over “fears his fans will hate him.”
Decades of debauchery have finally caught up with one of Hollywood’s top megastars. In a bombshell world exclusive, RadarOnline.com can reveal that a bad-boy Tinseltown star has been hiding an explosive secret from the world: He is HIV-positive.
Multiple informed sources confirm the world-famous actor, whom Radar has chosen not to identify, has been diagnosed with the deadly virus that usually leads to AIDS itself.
The middle-aged star learned at least two years ago that he had contracted HIV — but he has desperately hidden it from the world, terrified his fans will turn against him.
The individual confided this medical bombshell to friends as far back as October 2014.
Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be nine to 11 years. Thankfully, the Hollywood figure has so far been successfully treated with an “AIDS Cocktail” of high-powered drugs meant to counteract the effects of the disease, including the medications Truvada and Isentress.
“His medical outlook is positive,” divulged a source.
However, the star — known for a playboy lifestyle filled with one-night stands and sex-for-hire partners — has been “devastated” over his plight since doctors diagnosed the condition, according to a friend.
Radar has learned multiple friends want the star to publicly admit the problem and face reality with courage and determination.
It is not known exactly how the actor contracted the virus, but the star has previously admitted to engaging in tattooing, injecting drugs and having sex with prostitutes — all activities that increase the risk of contracting the virus.
The star thought he was “indestructible” and took few precautions to protect himself against AIDS — even though he was indulging in high-risk sex practices, sources said.
“He led a dangerous lifestyle,” said one pal. “He’s learned this the hardest possible way.”
Struggling with the weight of the shocking news, the entertainer was hurled into a deep despair last year, racked by stress and pain associated with the deadly condition, Radar has learned.
In lonely desperation, he went into seclusion at his home — rarely going out in public and seeing only family and friends inside the sanctuary of his mansion.
He would also party night and day in a bid “to numb” the pain.
“His worst fear is that he will be remembered not as a great actor but as someone who contracted the disease,” explained another source.
“He has been tortured by the thought that his acting genius will be forgotten.
“He was teary-eyed as he told friends that he had it, but he felt that a public admission would destroy him and his fans.”
Radar first learned about the star’s desperate battle with the disease in 2014. At the time, reps for the actor flatly denied it.
But in recent months the star’s horrifying plight has become an “open secret” again in top Hollywood ranks, with multiple sources coming forward to tell how he’d confided in them.
Radar also obtained a videotape in which one of the actor’s former partners revealed he had exposed her to the deadly virus.
Alarmingly though, some sources said he has continued to be promiscuous.
“It could well be a public health hazard,” said a source.
It was only after corroborating the accounts of multiple sources that Radar decided to publish this exposé. It also follows the brave disclosure from Who’s the Boss? alum Danny Pintauro, who revealed he is HIV-positive after mixing sex and crystal meth.
Of the latest HIV victim, a show business source told Radar: “Many of this actor’s friends and associates have been saying for weeks that he has HIV.
Nevertheless, the star and his legal team kept a firm grip of secrecy on his problems, even as rumors of his status swept Tinseltown.
According to one source, the megastar has spent an elaborate fortune to secure the silence of his sexual partners — and others — who later discovered his HIV status.
Some of those women believed he’d played “Russian roulette” with their lives, sources said.
At the same time, the star had vowed to stop sowing wild oats and settle down with his then-romantic interest.
But that relationship did not last — and neither the split nor the health predicament has deterred the tragic star from continuing romantic rendezvous.
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Actor: Charlie Sheen
Actor Charlie Sheen is HIV positive.
Charlie Sheen will announce that he is HIV positive tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17, 2015) on The Today Show.
In a sit-down interview with Matt Lauer, Sheen will discuss his HIV status. NBC has released a statement saying that Sheen will be making a “revealing personal announcement” tomorrow.
Lots of people are asking us for information. We’ll tell you what we know.
The first to publicly identify Charlie Sheen is Radar Online/The National Enquirer (same company), who published the original blind item:
In a blockbuster world exclusive, the National ENQUIRER reports that Charlie Sheen is hiding a shocking secret: He has been suffering from the deadly HIV virus for years.
After an exhaustive 18-month investigation, the ENQUIRER reveals the sex-crazed 50-year-old actor, who has a long history of sleeping with porn stars, strippers and groupies of both sexes, is now desperate to cover up his medical crisis, and it’s costing him millions.
“Charlie thought he was indestructible and took no precautions — even though he was indulging in high-risk sex practices,” a close friend of the star said.
Sheen, who has boasted of sleeping with more than 5,000 women, confessed his illness to almost a dozen sources, who then divulged the information to the ENQUIRER and underwent intense scrutinizing by the publication, including lie detector tests administered by an independent polygrapher.
And in a bombshell revelation, Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, claimed the father of her twin sons “potentially” infected her with HIV.
“I had a drug induced psychotic break at Charlie’s after doing drugs with Charlie for that many days,” she reportedly wrote, in part, in a text message. “I couldn’t handle the HIV news. Just 6 months ago I was diagnosed with the eye disease and then Charlie potentially giving me HIV…”
The ENQUIRER learned during its investigation that at least four women have claimed Sheen exposed them to the virus, and he reportedly paid of one female sex partner in a hush-hush financial settlement. There are also several active lawsuits against Sheen over the status of his deadly condition.
“Charlie had sex with multiple partner since learning his HIV status without informing them of his potentially deadly HIV infection,” one source told The ENQUIRER.
Adult film star Scottine Ross, who an insider noted didn’t know of Sheen’s HIV status for four months while they had unprotected sex, railed against her ex-fiancé in a video provided to The ENQUIRER: “You exposed me to HIV for a year and a half!” she blasted.
Though Sheen privately issued a strenuous denial when confronted by The ENQUIRER in November 2014 about his double life, his HIV status is an “open secret” in Hollywood.
Now Sheen, who doesn’t know how he contracted the virus, “has been tortured by the thought that his acting genius will be forgotten,” explained a source. “Charlie’s worst fear is that he will be remembered not as a great actor, but as someone who contracted the disease.”
There is a lot of information given in both the original blind item and the followup by the National Enquirer. To the best of our knowledge, the details of both are accurate.
We have a few more details to add.
We’ve known that Sheen was HIV positive for almost two years. People at SONY, people in the porn industry, and many of Sheen’s sexual partners have all known about his condition at least that long. Some tell us that knew about his HIV diagnosis over two years ago.
People at SONY were concerned about how his health would impact the taping of his television show, Anger Management.
When SONY was hacked last year, one of the memos that was leaked actually detailed that concern, but because his name was not on the memo, outsiders were not sure who it was about. It was about Charlie Sheen. From Wikileaks:
From: “Mosko, Steve” <MAILER-DAEMON>
Subject: I think I will win the 90/10 bet on the over under on this …it’s hard to to be a drug addict and be HIV positive and do 40 eps a year.
To: Weiser, John; Van Amburg, Zack; Erlicht, Jamie
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:02:27 +0000
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
People in the porn industry have known for over two years. Charlie Sheen has had sex with many actors in the porn industry. While protection was almost always used, condoms occasionally failed.
The porn star who detailed her accidental pregnancy by Sheen and is concerned about her own HIV status will be discussed in a separate post (HIV Actor Got P*rn Star Pregnant And Slept With Transsexuals).
Other than the porn stars, the women most directly impacted by Sheen’s diagnosis are Denise Richards, Brooke Mueller, and Scottine Ross. Denise Richards will be predictably quiet and stoic about the issue, but Mueller and Ross are both a mess, and you will likely hear a lot about the impact the diagnosis had on each of them.
The women in the “partners list” (The HIV Actor’s Partners) have all known for over a year. Depending on the timing of their relations with Sheen, they have taken precautions to have themselves checked out. We know of at least one who got tested immediately, and then again a few months later. She has tested negative so far.
Frankly, there is absolutely no reason for any working actress or model on the list to come forward publicly to talk about their exposure or diagnosis.
However, it is very likely that you will hear from some who are more “celebrity” than actress or model, and who will be looking for attention, a book deal, filing a lawsuit, etc. Very likely. And very soon.
Everybody got this right, starting with Boodie.
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