Charlie Sheen has gone from threatening the life of Donald Trump to threatening to expose other celebrities who have been diagnosed with HIV.
But the actor spoke on Wednesday morning with The Kyle and Jackie O Show and was asked the following question:
“Do you think there are more people in Hollywood that have HIV that wouldn’t dare come out and say it like you did?”
To which Sheen replied:
“There are, and I know who they are, but I will take that to my grave.”
So, no, Sheen did not actually threaten to out these stars.
But it did make a statement that has stirred quite a bit of chatter around the Internet; how can one not wonder just to whom Sheen is referring?!?
In November of 2015, following several weeks of rumors and innuendo, Sheen appeared on The Today Show and announced that he was HIV positive.
He said he was forced to come clean after those aware of his condition said they would go public unless he paid them a lot of money for their silence.
“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, threatening the health of so many others, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” he told Matt Lauer at the time.
Sheen explained that he thought he had a brain tumor upon first seeing a doctor for various symptoms.
But was then hit with the news that he has the disease that is a precursor for AIDS.
“After a battery of tests and spinal taps, all that crap, they walked in the room and said, ‘Boom. Here’s what’s going on,'” Sheen explained on air.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.”
Has Sheen really turned around his life? Maybe, to some extent.
He seems to party far less than he used to and he’s apparently turned over the concept of “winning” to Donald Trump.
But that doesn’t mean he’s moved on from slamming his enemies and/or saying whatever is on his mind.
In this latest interview, for example, the topic turned at one point to Jenny McCarthy.
A former guest star on Two and a Half Men, who portrayed Sheen’s love interest for a number of episodes, McCarthy made some pretty dumb comments soon after Sheen told the world about his HIV status.
McCarthy wondered on her Sirius radio show why she was required to be open with certain health issues, yet Sheen did not have to reveal at the time of their filming that he was HIV positive.
“If I have to be upfront about a herpe, how could you not be upfront about HIV?” she asked, concluding:
“Playing his love interest on the show … ugh … that’s not fair and scary.”
Considering McCarthy didn’t actually have sexual intercourse with Sheen on the sitcom, we’re not sure why acting opposite him (or even kissing him) should have been scary.
Sheen wonders the same thing.
Moreover, Sheen told the hosts this morning that he simply didn’t have the disease back then.
But he said it a bit differently.
“Bitch, your math sucks,” Sheen said to/about McCarthy. “I didn’t have it then!’”
But you have it now, Charlie. Our attention, that is.