Charlie Sheen Is 'Emotionally Crippled,' Says Dad Martin
"I know what hell he's living in. I've had psychotic episodes in public," he says of his troubled son.
Martin Sheen says he empathizes with his troubled son Charlie Sheen.
"I know what hell he's living in. I've had psychotic episodes in public," Martin tells the U.K. Telegraph. "One of them was on camera -- the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. So I know what Charlie is going through."
"When you do something like that, that is out of control, that's the most difficult thing," he goes on. "You have to have courage."
He blames Sheen's behavior on his long history of drug abuse.
"You know, Charlie's 45 years old. He's not a kid. Emotionally he still is," Martin says. "Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotional. So when you get clean and sober, you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol. You're emotionally crippled."
He thinks Charlie, who was fired from Two and a Half Men last month, can recover.
"Faith can help all of us," he says. "Addiction is the dark side. It's a reflection of despair. And it's fed by all the other negativity."