It's been a year since Charlie Sheen unleashed the Warlock with tiger blood and Adonis DNA onto the world and, looking back, he almost feels like that was an entirely different person. One thing that hasn't changed in the meantime is his belief that rehab doesn't work for all, he says.
After his scandalous exit from “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen went through what can only be described as the most mediated and outrageous meltdown ever in showbiz.
He of all people knows just how out there the whole thing was.
Below, embedded at the end of the article, is a video of Sheen on Good Morning America, talking about his meltdown, the year in between and his new show, “Anger Management,” which premieres on FX at the end of the month.
Speaking of his meltdown and the many crazy things he's said and done one year ago, as he was fired from “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie admits he too is having a hard time believing what he did.
He wasn't entirely wrong, but he was definitely not right either in acting the way he did, he says on the morning talk show.
“The key for me would have been the advice I got when I was in anger management myself for a year and that is you can always leave the room,” he says when asked what advice he'd give himself now, one year after the whole madness.
“It is odd to look at some of the clips and some of the stuff and think, 'Wow that was me, that was me. Wow',” the actor adds.
“It’s a crazy character study on some level that will hopefully be valuable in the future,” Sheen adds. It's also a lesson he's learned a lot from.
With all this, Sheen still doesn't believe in rehab. He's no longer doing drugs but he still enjoys a drink every once in a while, even though the consensus is that drug addicts should steer clear of alcohol lest they be tempted to use again.
“I don’t believe in rehab anymore. It’s not for me. It’s not for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all and it didn’t fit me,” he says.
“We live in a country where it’s always Miller Time so what are you going to do? It’s happy hour somewhere in the world,” Sheen jokes.
Once he's done with “Anger Management” (which could be a while, considering that it's already been picked up for a second season with the first still to air), Sheen plans to retire and spend more time with his family.
“At the end of the day that's the job that matters the most – the job of father,” he says.