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Charlie Sheen to make "revealing personal announcement"

Former "Two And A Half Men" star Charlie Sheen is expected to announce he is HIV positive in a interview with NBC's Matt Lauer
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On Tuesday, Charlie Sheen announced that he is HIV-positive.

Charlie Sheen will make a "revealing personal announcement" Tuesday during a visit to NBC's "Today" show.

The 50-year-old actor's upcoming interview with "Today" anchor Matt Lauer comes amid multiple reports that he's HIV-positive. ET confirmed that Sheen will address the reports, which first surfaced in the National Enquirer.

According to People magazine, publicist Howard Bragman says he was approached by people close to Sheen about six months ago to deal with the crisis. Bragman says he's been told that Sheen is receiving treatment.

When we contacted Sheen's publicist, Jeff Ballard, for further details, he revealed to CBS News that he's no longer working with Sheen. "We had a disagreement how to handle a situation and we parted ways. We have had a 35-year friendship and I love him. I wish him nothing but the best," he said to People.

The Enquirer says it's done "an exhaustive 18-month investigation" into the life of Sheen, known for being a "bad boy" in Hollywood. The tabloid also reports that Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller claims he "potentially" infected her with HIV.

Prior to Mueller, Sheen was married to Denise Richards (2002-2006) and Donna Peele (1995-1996). The former "Two and a Half Men" star has had a long dating history, having been linked to porn stars and models, along with such high-profile actresses as Winona Ryder, Robin Wright and Kelly Preston.

In October 2014, Sheen and his fiancee, adult film star Brett Rossi, ended their eight-month engagement. "She's a terrific gal -- but we've mutually decided to go our separate ways and not spend the rest of our lives together," he said in a statement.

Sheen has largely kept a lower-profile this year. The 50-year-old actor, who starred on TV in "Anger Management" and "Two and a Half Men," made an appearance earlier this year on "The Goldbergs," reprising his role from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Sheen has had a history of substance abuse and famously made headlines in 2011 amid what appeared to be a public meltdown, during which he popularized his catchphrase "Winning!" Around that time, he parted ways with his long-running role on CBS' "Two and a Half Men."

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