Sunday 22 July 2018

Charlie Sheen to get 'up close and personal' in interview with Piers Morgan

Charlie Sheen will appear at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London
Charlie Sheen will appear at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London

Charlie Sheen will get "up close and personal" in an on-stage interview with TV personality Piers Morgan.

The former Two And A Half Men actor, who confessed last year that he was HIV positive, will appear at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London, on June 19.

He will discuss his passion for acting, producing and writing, and will take part in a question and answer session with the audience.

Sheen, 50, said: "I'm excited to be coming to London, appearing at this fantastic venue and seeing my British fans in person. It's going to be a great night."

The one-off event will see Sheen share film clips as well as backstage tales as he gets "up close and personal" with the Good Morning Britain host, organisers have promised.

The actor, who has starred in more than 45 feature films, appeared on American morning TV show Today in November 2015 for a live interview with Matt Lauer in which he confirmed he had contracted the disease.

Morgan tweeted after the interview: "Bravo @charliesheen - that took guts today. Proud to be your mate."

Sheen told Lauer: "I am here to admit I am HIV-positive and I have to put a stop to the onslaught and barrage of attacks and sub-truths and harmful stories that are about threatening the health of so many others."

He said he had paid millions of dollars to stop people revealing his diagnosis after finding out about his illness more than four years ago, and had been the victim of "blackmail and extortion".

The Hollywood actor will make a return to the big screen later this year, starring alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Nine Eleven.

:: Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 29 at 10am.

Press Association

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