Charlie Sheen sure had a crazy 2011 full of all sorts of ups and downs. And his former co-star on Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer, feels that Charlie getting kicked off the show saved the troubled actor's life.
In an interview in January's Esquire magazine, reports The New York Post, Jon opens up about the drama surrounding Charlie's exit and the casting of Ashton Kutcher in his place.
No one can forget how Charlie was terminated after ranting and raving about Chuck Lorre, the executive producer on the show, and then the "goddesses" that he added to his life, followed by the "Charlie Sheen Torpedo Tour."
"I believe when they decided to bring in another actor, it saved Charlie’s life," explains Jon. "It must’ve been a huge wake-up call for him. If it helps his life in any way, thank God, because I always liked the guy and he never, ever, did me wrong." However, Jon admits that while they worked well together, they weren't really friends.
"You can’t do that much cocaine and work," Chuck told TV Guide. "I didn’t want to be writing a sitcom while my friend died. Or worse, hurt someone else. We couldn’t be complacent. There was a tragedy unfolding right in front of us. There was violence and blackouts. On a certain level, if you’re looking the other way, you’re responsible."
Meanwhile, Charlie has clearly moved on and improved his life — the goddesses are gone, and he is getting ready for his new show, Anger Management, loosely based on a film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, will air this summer on FX.
Do you think exiting Two and a Half Men saved Charlie's life?