Dear Gossips,

Charlie Sheen revealed to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning that he was diagnosed HIV-positive four years ago. The interview took up 3 segments and included a discussion with Charlie’s physician, Dr Robert Huizenga. Click here to watch. Charlie claims he’s been extorted. He insists he did not knowingly infect others and that he has not infected anyone else. Then, towards the end of the conversation, he declared that:

"If there was one guy on this planet to contract this, that’s going to deliver a cure, it’s me.”

Just in case you thought otherwise then, Charlie Sheen is still Charlie Sheen. And his amazing flair for language is still there too:

“In and around this perplexing time, I dazedly chose or hired the companionship of unsavory and insipid types. Regardless of their saltless reputations, I always led with condoms and honesty when it came to my condition. Sadly my truth soon became their treason, as a deluge of blackmail and extortion took center stage in this circus of deceit.”

As you might have expected, there’s been an outpouring of support and sympathy for Charlie since the announcement. My question to you today, and it’s a serious one, is: 

Should we feel bad for Charlie Sheen? Is all forgiven now?

Tell me. Because I’m still trying to figure it out. And by just asking this question, does that make me an asshole? If I say I aim to use the word “saltless” in conversation at least once a day, does it mean I’m a dick?

Yours in gossip,