Charlie Sheen in talks to write tell-all memoir: source
Charlie Sheen, who revealed he is HIV-positive this week, is in talks to pen a memoir, PEOPLE has learned.
A source close to the actor tells PEOPLE that Sheen’s management “is receiving offers.”
“There is a vulnerability, combined with brilliance that would certainly make a book that Americans would want to read because they clearly want to watch him on the big and the small screen,” a media executive tells PEOPLE. “There is an appeal to getting inside his head which is never anything people have had access to.”
Entertainment Tonight first reported that Sheen’s team is meeting with publishers about a book deal that would detail the actor’s career and HIV diagnosis.
Sheen, 50, opened up about being HIV-positive during a Tuesday interview Today’s Matt Lauer.
The former Two and a Half Men star said he was diagnosed about four years ago, after he suffered from “crushing headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, completely drenched two to three nights in a row.”
Sheen added he does not “entirely” know how he contracted HIV but maintained he has not transmitted it to anyone else and wants to help people by sharing his story.
The actor said he was extorted for an estimated $10 million before finally going public this week, telling Lauer his current financial status is “not great” but will “be great again.”
“I’m a survivor. I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been rich, I’ve been poor. It’s another chapter in my life,” he said.
To learn more about living with HIV/AIDS today and to contribute in the fight against the diseases, visit amfAR.org.