Sheen hopes new series will make up for meltdown

Charlie Sheen has said he hopes his comeback in the new series Anger Management as his way of apologising to America for last year’s public meltdown.

In an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, the former Two and a Half Men star explained how he eventually overcame his drug problems.


‘It was a team effort that was ultimately led by myself because it has to be,’ Sheen said.

‘There were not a lot of people close by saying, “Dude, let’s just take a step back”.’

He also labelled 2011’s Torpedo of Truth tour ‘cringeable’ and admitted he doesn’t ‘recognize part of who that was.’

Sheen is working on the hotly anticipated Anger Management, based on the 2003 film starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.

Charlie is well on the way to┬áresurrecting his career with the series set to premiere on FX in June and the release of feature film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, however he isn’t taking any risks with his recovery, despite defending his tipsy appearance after leaving a Guns and Roses gig in LA in on March 9.

He told Matt his alcohol tolerance has gone down so just a couple of drinks can have this effect.

He also revealed that while there’s no drug testing on the set of his new sitcom, ‘unless something obvious happens,’ there is a morals clause, ‘as there are in any contract.’

In depth chat: Matt Lauer pressed Charlie about his tipsy appearance outside the Guns and Roses concert earlier this month
Matt Lauer pressed Charlie about his tipsy appearance outside the Guns and Roses concert earlier this month

Sheen added that the situation is being closely monitored because there is ‘so much money at stake now.’

Sheen reportedly has a stake in Anger Management worth 20 percent, which could earn him huge dividends if the show is a hit.

He revealed he addressed his past troubles with his new crew at the opening meeting and admitted he still has ‘a little bit of bitterness’ towards Two and a Half Men.

‘I wish they’d taken better care of the child left behind,’ he said.