Charlie Sheen’s dad Martin has expressed a lot of sympathy for his son’s drug addiction, and has reportedly tried to stage multiple interventions. Charlie has totally dismissed his dad and brother Emilio Estevez’s help when he’s been asked about it – of course. He’s said “I’m not interested in your rhetoric right now and “I’m 45 years old, and I’m not interested in people treating me like a 12-year-old.” Martin seems to think that’s exactly the case, though, and that once Charlie started using heavily his emotional growth was stunted at that point. He revealed this in an interview with British paper The Telegraph, and he also talked about how he struggled with alcoholism while he was shooting “Apocalypse Now.” Martin was 36 at the time, and got sober when he was around 50. Charlie is now 45.
Martin Sheen understands the “hell” son Charlie Sheen is going through.
He believes that Charlie, despite being 45, is still “emotionally” a child. “Because when you’re addicted, you don’t grow emotionally. So. when you get clean and sober you’re starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol,” the actor tells the U.K’s Telegraph magazine. “You’re emotionally crippled.”
Sheen, 70, has been through similar difficulties, he concedes: “I know what hell he’s living in. I’ve had psychotic episodes in public. One of them was on camera – the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. … I know what Charlie is going through. And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that’s the most difficult thing. You have to have courage.”
Courage and faith are required, adds the committed Catholic, whose latest movie, The Way, costars his son Emilio Estevez, 48, who also wrote and directed the father-son drama.
“Faith can help all of us. Addiction is the dark side. It’s a reflection of despair. And it’s fed by all the other negativity,” Sheen tells the magazine, a supplement to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Estevez, meanwhile, is optimistic his brother can beat his problems. “There’s always hope, and there are so many examples of people pulling themselves out of the sh– and having a rebirth,” he told The Sunday Times. “So you just pray for him and hope he has that moment of clarity.”
For all the family members praying and pulling for him, Charlie doesn’t really give a sh*t because his career as a meme is thriving. He’s added multiple dates to his tour, he’s allegedly in talks with the people at Fox for some kind of talkshow and there’s even news that CBS is desperate to have him back on Two and A Half Men. If that happens, will Charlie drop that $100 million lawsuit against producers? Will he even consider the offer now that he’s struck out on his one-man crazy tour?
Here’s Charlie with some new chick he says he hired. He tweeted “the warlock hard at work; and they told me I couldn’t find a sexy stenographer. epic. ybw c”
Photos from Charlie Sheen’s twitter except for Martin Sheen, which was taken 9/12/10. Credit: PRPhotos