Charlie Sheen Criticizes Execs for Not Allowing Him to Return to 'Two and a Half Men'
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 Men as 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."
Sheen also explained his surprise appearance last week at UCLA's baseball practice - in which he told the team to "stay off the crack. Drink a chocolate milk."
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."
Sheen, who said his sobriety been "off and on," insisted he is now "100 percent ... peeing clean."
"I heal really quickly but I also unravel pretty quickly," he said. "So get me right now, guys."
Production on Two and a Half Men has been halted, potentially costing upwards of $250 million in domestic syndication deals, while Sheen receives treatment.
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."