In an erratic new interview, he says he has returned to the set "banging on the stage door" but no one would let him back in; claims he can handle "crack;" says sobriety has been "off and on."
In a bizarre interview Monday on The Dan Patrick Show, Charlie Sheen (who is currently on hiatus from Two and a Half Menas he seeks treatment) criticized unnamed CBS and Warner Bros execs for not allowing him to return to work.
He implied that he has already returned to the Los Angeles set and was "banging on the stage door" but no one would let him back in.
"[The execs] said 'You get ready and we'll get ready' ... and I got ready and went back and nobody was there ... I don't know what to tell ya," Sheen explained.
Asked when he was scheduled to return, he cracked, "August of 2014 - at this pace."
He said the visit was in response to "rumors that I've had problems with crack, so it just came out of me like poetry. ... [I] said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially, Dan. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can."
Asked if he thought he could handle crack. "Yeah yeah, but that kind of blew up in my face. Like an exploding crack pipe."
Sources confirm a TMZ report that says Sheen has never had a morals clause in his contract, which would allow Warner Bros. to fire him if he engaged in improper conduct that reflected badly on the show.
"Yeah, blah blah, nit pick, nit pick, but I don't think it covers, 'Let us totally dominate and interfere with your personal life,' " Sheen said of the morals clause. "I am a man of my word. I have a contract. They said, 'Get your act together,' and I did."