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Within the past 24 hours, Charlie Sheen has granted a string of interviews, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and TMZ. And his headline-grabbing remarks are far from over over: His entire 20/20 interview airs on ABC Tuesday night.
THR breaks down the craziest comments the troubled actor, 45, has made within the past 24 hours alone:
1. He isn’t worried his kids will ask about his drug escapades one day.
“I hope they do,” the father-of-five said during a TMZ interview Monday, adding that he suspects they’ll have this question: “‘Dad, fill in the blanks. This stuff’s gnarly.'”
2. He wants $3 million an episode to continue CBS’ Two and a Half Men.
Even though he makes close to $2 million per episode, Sheen said on NBC’s Today show Monday he’ll only do season 10 if “it’s $3 million an episode, take it or leave it … Well, yeah, look what they put me through. … I’m underpaid right now. You look at the money they’re making, yeah, it’s ridiculous.”
3. He fires his publicist – moments after his publicist quits on him.
Following Sheen’s TMZ interview (in which the actor criticized how his publicist handled a recent hospitalization), his longtime representative Stan Rosenfield resigned, stating: “At this time, I’m unable to work effectively as his publicist.” Outraged, Sheen called Rosenfield a profanity and said: “He’s not allowed to quit, so you’re fired.”
4. He says he’s taken more drugs “than anybody could survive” – including “banging seven-gram rocks.”
“A couple days before the suits rolled in and said change it. … I probably took more than anybody could survive,” he said during an ABC interview. “I was banging seven-gram rocks. Because that’s how I roll. I have one speed. I have one gear: Go. ” His last drug binge was “radical. … The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards look like droopy-eyed, armless children.”
5. He says he has cured himself.
Claiming rehab and AA don’t work, he said on NBC’s Today show he has cleaned up on his own. “I closed my eyes and made it so. With the power of my mind,” he said. “… I know my own truth.” He stressed his partying days may not be over and that drugs and alcohol “work. They change the way you see things, the way you feel.”
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