Charlie Sheen Chokes Up About Sharing His HIV News With Oldest Daughter (VIDEO)

Charlie Sheen The Today ShowWell, the big secret is out. Charlie Sheen revealed on the Today show that he's HIV positive. It's a tough interview to watch, but a particularly difficult moment comes when Sheen speaks a little about having to reveal his HIV status to his grown daughter -- something that must have been unimaginably hard to do.


Sheen says he only just broke the news to Cassandra, 30, "the other night" -- probably so that she could hear it from him before the media firestorm of this week.

"It hit her hard, but she recovered," Sheen told Matt Lauer.

"I said, 'I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner, but it didn't seem like you could do anything for me and I didn't want to burden you with all the stress,'" Sheen shared, as he appeared to get choked up. "But she was a rock star about it ... she's tough like her dad."

Oof. What a devastating, awful conversation to have with your child. I understand why he waited to tell her -- no parent wants to be the source of his or her child's worry. Sheen's lived a pretty wild life, but that doesn't mean he feels okay about creating pain in his children's lives.

Here's the segment of the interview where Sheen talks about Cassandra -- it's right around the 2-minute mark:

It's tough, right?

Charlie also revealed that he told ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller about his disease back in 2011. Thankfully, he says that none of his children with those women are HIV positive -- something that both Richards and Mueller confirm.

"Brooke has been inundated with calls from friends and family," Mueller's rep told Us Weekly in a statement. "To put their minds at ease, Brooke can confirm that she and the boys are not HIV-positive."

And Richards also says she and her daughters are safe.

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At one point in the interview, Sheen says of his HIV diagnosis, "It's a hard three letters to absorb ... It's a turning point in one's life."

There's not a lot more to say about this sad story, except I sure hope Sheen gets all the support he needs from his family right now.


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