Self-described in 2011 as a “warlock with tigers blood,” and coining the term #winning, Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood has run dry and his manic behavior has toned down a notch. Today, he’s a winner in our book.
On Tuesday morning, the former Two and a Half Men star proudly shared a photo of a sobriety chip, claiming that he has reached one year of continuous sobriety. He called the token a “fabulous moment” in his “renewed journey.”
“Focused, Sober, Hopeful.”
Charlie has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years, and has been to rehab multiple times dating back to 1990 when he had just released box office hits such as Major League and Wall Street. At one point Sheen collected 11 years of continuous sobriety. However, in 2016, he told Dr. Oz, that he had relapsed after he’d been diagnosed with HIV in 2012.
In a 2015 interview he reported, “the day I was diagnosed, I immediately wanted to eat a bullet, but my mom was there and I couldn’t do that in front of her, or let her find me to clean up that mess.”
However, at the time he said his most recent rehab stint was a “relief,” and described himself as “focused, sober, and hopeful.”
It was unclear if Charlie had relapsed since then, however reports from a year ago noted that he mostly strayed away from alcohol as part of a new vegan health kick – however, now, he’s completely put the bottle down.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 11, 2018
Additionally, in a 2011 interview during a public meltdown, the Hot Shots! star used a memorable phrase to bash Alcoholics Anonymous, a program where he received his one year medallion from. Sheen reported he didn’t need rehab because the AA manual was “written for normal people, people that aren’t special, people that don’t have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.”
After the interview, Sheen kept a low profile, however did co-star in rapper, Lil Pump’s video for the song, “Drug Addicts,” playing the doctor who nods as the rapper smokes, drinks and pops pills.
In a later interview, the actor reported that his “manic behavior” stemmed from his drug and alcohol addictions. “My only experience with manic behavior is usually in the throws of deep partying,” he said. “Deep substance abuse and drinking.”
Sheen also was spotted in the news last month when he asked for help locating his parents in the California wildfires. His parents turned out to be just fine.
Broke And Blacklisted, But Sober
Just months after Sheen went public with his HIV status, he found himself in a legal battle over financial and child support with ex wives Denise Richards and Brook Mueller. Richards, mother of two of his daughters sued the actor for evicting her and the girls from their home and allegedly violating terms of a trust he’d set up for his children.
Reports have noted that Charlie pays $55,000 a month to ex-wife Brooke Mueller to support their twin sons Bob and Max, nine, and another $20,000 a month for his daughters Sam, 14, and Lola, 13, whom he has with former spouse Denise Richards.
And despite once being the highest paid star on TV when he received $1.8 million per episode of ‘Two and a Half Men’, he now claims to only make $2,426 a month.
He said in court documents: “I have been unable to find steady work, and have been blacklisted from many aspects of the entertainment industry.”
No matter how broke or blacklisted he is, Charlie sure seems to be proud of his sobriety, and we’re proud of you too, Charlie!