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Charlie Sheen Blasts CBS For Putting Him On Forced Hiatus — Is He Out Of Line?

Mon, February 14, 2011 5:07pm EDT by Add first Comment
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“If you can manage crack socially, then go for it,” says the actor who claims he’s now 100% sober but could “unravel quickly”

Less than three weeks since his cocaine-infused bender and subsequent trip to the hospital, Charlie Sheen is livid that CBS won’t let him immediately return to work at Two and a Half Men. He called into The Dan Patrick Radio Show today to speak out publicly against the network that has been showing him nothing but support despite his constant drug relapses.

“We are on forced hiatus. They said, ‘You get ready and we’ll get ready.’ And I got ready and went back and nobody’s there. I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it, you know?” said Charlie.

Charlie was hospitalized on January 27 after partying in LA with porn stars and an alleged briefcase full of cocaine. But why does he think he is already better, despite only having a few weeks in at-home rehab? “They said get your act together and I did. It’s like, I heal really quickly,” confessed Charlie. He added a warning to CBS, “But I unravel pretty quickly. So get me right now, guys. Get me right now!”

Charlie, 45, thinks CBS is overstepping their boundaries and interfering with his personal life, despite a moral clause they have in their contract with him. “Nit pick, nit pick, but I don’t think [the moral clause] covers, ‘Let us totally dominate and interfere with your personal life,'” whined Charlie, adding that “at this pace” the show wouldn’t return until “August of 2014.”

The actor also said “boredom” drives him to party so hard, but claims he’s “one hundred percent, peeing clean sober” at the moment and “feels great”. But he still seems to think people can “manage crack socially” and says he doesn’t believe in Alcoholics Anonymous.

When asked about his advice to UCLA baseball team to stay away from crack, Charlie says, “I said stay away from the crack, which I think is a pretty good advice unless, you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can.” Charlie also adds he would never refer to himself as permanently sober because it’s “not who I am” and when he’s sober for a long time he gets “bored out of [his] mind.”

It sounds like Charlie still has a long way to go with his recovery, and it’s a shame he is speaking out against CBS after their loyalty to the actor. Do you think he has a point, and they should stay out of his personal life? Or are you glad they are forcing him to take time for himself?

Lorena O’Neil