Charlie Sheen: "I Cracked... I Had a Psychotic Break"
Tough to believe it's been about fifteen months since Charlie Sheen embarked on his Tiger Blood- and "Goddess"-fueled meltdown, but the Anger Management star is a year older and about 30 years the wiser, because of it.
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Charlie sat down with Playboy and gave the magazine an amazingly honest interview regarding what he now calls a "psychotic break" after being fired from Two and a Half Men last March.
"I don't know what happened. I think I cracked," he said. "I don’t think it was the show in particular. It was the buildup of all the time I’ve been in the business, the divorces and everything. I started to unravel. I was mad about having to play the game — not that I was playing it well, but I’d been doing it for so long. I finally just said the things I had always been thinking. But in the middle of a psychotic break."
While he's pleased as punch to have ended his relationship with Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros. and CBS, he regrets calling co-star Jon Cryer a "troll."
"That was wrong. I whaled on him unnecessarily," he says. "He just got caught in the crossfire. He's a beautiful man and a f***ing fabulous dude and I miss him. I need to repair that relationship, and I will. I will reach out and do whatever is necessary."
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Charlie goes on to say he was in "total denial" which wasn't helped by the "insane public outpouring of support," giving the illusion it was a "victory" of some sort. One question remains: Where the heck did he come up with "tiger blood"?
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"The tiger blood? I don’t know. It’s just a very dangerous animal. And there’s a tiger in Apocalypse Now, by the way, so maybe there’s a connection there. Adonis DNA? I don’t know what that was about. That was just stupid. That went a little far."
Anger Management debuts on FX on June 28 at 9 p.m.