Sheen, who has spent a good part of 2011 showing off the crazy, did an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer and told him that things in his life have slowed down recently.
In regards to his massive and public feud with Two and A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, Charlie revealed, “I don’t really know what happened. It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly.
“I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire … from one moment to the next, I didn’t know what was going to happen — it was pretty exciting,” he adds.
What would 2011 have been without the memorable and quickly annoying catchphrases (Winning, Tiger Blood, Warlock, Vatican Assassin) which spawned from Charlie’s insane media appearances?
Sheen says he wouldn’t take any of it back saying, “I don’t know, the Tiger Blood, it was so silly and people took it so seriously and I figured, alright, I’ll continue to give the people what they want, you know?”
Apparently, things have changed for former star. Sheen admits he is completely sober and that it has been awhile since he last used drugs.
So what helped curve those cocaine cravings? Family, according to Charlie.
“I’m seeing my kids a lot more, mending fences with Denise [Richards] and Brooke [Mueller], just trying to move forward and prioritize what matters,” Charlie said. “I think that’s where the life is, you know, it’s in those quiet moments.
“It’s not the giant TV deal or the big party or the award or whatever, it’s the memory of your child’s smile at the end of the day that sort of brings that one lonesome tear, you know?”
So, I guess this is the end of an era. We once knew Charlie Sheen as the guy who went on a naked, drug fueled rant in a hotel room with strippers, but now he is a calm, relaxed and sober family man.
Will we ever get that Charlie back?
I not-so-secretly hope so.
For the whole story watch the interview on The Today Show which will air this Friday.
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