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Charlie Sheen to set record straight on London stage

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Charlie Sheen to set record straight on London stage

Charlie Sheen is heading to the London stage to set the record straight about his personal life.

The Hollywood superstar, 50, who announced he is HIV Positive in November last year (15), will join British broadcaster Piers Morgan to discuss his life in front of an audience at the Drury Lane Theatre.

The event, scheduled for June 19 (16), will see Charlie talk about his life and career now he has revealed his diagnosis.

"Basically it's a casual conversation," he told London's Evening Standard newspaper. "It talks about things I've been through recently and storytellings of the past."

The Wall Street actor says part of his motivation for giving the on stage interview is to clear up speculation about his colourful private life.

"It is frustrating," he adds. "It feels like there is an idea or a concept that people have about me and not necessarily about knowing the actual man...It's different when people hear it from you, or me, directly. As opposed to what they've heard from second, third or fourth-hand stories."

Since his rise to stardom in the 1980s, Charlie has made headlines both on and off screen. His role in U.S. sitcom Two And A Half Men earned him $1.8 million (£1.23 million) an episode, making him America's top earning TV actor.

However, in 2011 his contract with the show's broadcaster CBS was terminated after a period of bizarre public behaviour which included making derogatory comments about the show's creator Chuck Lorre.

He revealed his HIV Positive status in an interview with U.S. news show Today last year (15) and explained he had struggled to mentally cope after being diagnosed with the virus in 2011.

U.S. police officers are currently investigating allegations the star made death threats against his former fiancée Scottine Ross, who is suing him for allegedly not disclosing that he was HIV positive.

Ex-girlfriends Bree Olson and Natalie Kenly have also alleged that he failed to tell them he had the sexually transmitted disease.

On the allegations Charlie said, "I'm doing what I have to address all those issues. I am focused on my work, kids, friends, family, just trying to embrace all the things that support me."

- Cover Media