After nearly a year “on the mend” Charlie Sheen gives an interview to Playboy that proves his version of normal, is still pretty damn out there.
Of the whole Two and a Half Men drama, Sheen does have one regret, he would like to apologize to Jon Cryer whom he “whaled on” “unnecessarily.” Cryer was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but “He’s a beautiful man and a f**king fabulous dude and I miss him. I need to repair that relationship, and I will.”
And it wasn’t an overdose that got him fired, but “Dave Chappelle cost me my job.”
Sheen apparently went to the ER because he blew a hernia laughing at one of the comedians more outrageous skits. “That is 100 percent true. It’s his fault.”
As for rehab, he’s calling it BS, “Of course it seems that easy. You’re in a place with no drugs and you can’t leave. Way to go, man. Try it in the real world.”
So what worked for him? “I think the power of the mind is amazing, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of what it can do. But that was kind of an experiment back then. I was just kind of winging it, and it worked.”
Regardless of whether or not he’s actually “better,” he’s def more careful about what he let’s leak to the commoners. “We take phones and purses at my house, and people have to sign sh*t. I’m not living in the Pentagon, but I’ve been burned enough to have to take precautions. It’s either that or choose a different type of woman or party guest, because you never know.”
So what accounts for the longevity of our adoration for Sheen? Because he’s special.
“If you’re special, you’re tortured. I know that sounds arrogant, but you can’t not be special and have a 30-year career. You can’t not be a little different from others and be successful for three decades. Your mind has to work a little differently than the average brain.”
On that note, check out his new show, Anger Management, premiering Thursday, June 28 on the FX network “I’m done playing a drunken, womanizing, immature character. This time I’m playing an adult.”
For more words of wisdom from Charlie Sheen, pick up the July/August issue of Playboy available at newsstands June 29.