Charlie Sheen lived his life like a carefree, reckless sex addict maniac the past year, but the fired “Two and a Half Men” star says that was all in the past. Charlie did an interview with Matt Lauer for the Today Show, which airs this Friday, where he explains what went wrong and what is currently going right for him.
On the past year: I don’t really know what happened. It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly. I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire.
On all of the chaos and hype: From one moment to the next, I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was pretty exciting.
On whether or not he regrets his unstable public behavior: Looking back on it, I don’t think I would trade it, but there are portions of it I would have amended a little bit. I don’t know, the tiger blood [thing], it was so silly and people took it so seriously and I figured, alright, I’ll continue to give the people what they want, you know?
Sheen says that he doesn’t keep track of how long he’s been sober for, but “it’s been awhile.” He says that he’s made peace with Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller and is seeing his kids “a lot more.”
“I’m just trying to move forward and prioritize what matters. I think that’s where the life is, you know, it’s in those quiet moments. It’s not the giant TV deal or the big party or the award or whatever, it’s the memory of your child’s smile at the end of the day that sort of brings that one lonesome tear, you know?”
I knew he could do it! I was hoping Charlie would prove his haters wrong. Congrats!