- The former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen opened up in an interview on Thursday about his sobriety and the moment he hit rock bottom.
- Sheen said he had been treated for addiction before, but the final straw came when he couldn’t drive his own daughter to an appointment.
- “The next morning I just woke up and said, ‘Today’s the day.’ That was it,” he said.
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The actor Charlie Sheen opened up in an interview on Thursday about the moment he finally realized he had to get sober.
In a discussion with the hosts of the British morning talk show “Loose Women,” the 53-year-old actor discussed his road to sobriety.
Though the former “Two and a Half Men” star had been treated for addiction before, he said the final straw for him came when he couldn’t drive his own daughter to an appointment and had to call a friend to do it instead.
“I don’t drink and drive, ever,” he told the hosts. “I called my buddy Tony and we got her to the thing and got her home. And it was that night, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m not even responsible enough to be available for my children’s needs.'”
“The next morning I just woke up and said, ‘Today’s the day,'” he continued. “That was it.”
His remarks came shortly after the hosts played a highlight reel, showing an array of bizarre clips from interviews he’d conducted in the past. Sheen said it was hard to watch the footage back.
“It feels awful. I can’t sit there and lie to you,” he said. “Some of it is very surreal. To this day, I’m not sure how I created such chaos and wound up in that headspace. It’s as though there was some alien or demonic possession going on.”
Sheen said he knew he would never relapse because he’d already pushed himself to the edge.
“I don’t think there’s anything left for me. There’s no disaster left to engage,” he said. “I have a game plan and I stick to it. As I said, there’s nothing left in that world. I exhausted it completely. The only thing left would be something catastrophic. Even more so than that intro reel.”