Charlie Sheen’s dad Martin says Charlie is “emotionally crippled”

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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 saidI’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.”

[From People]

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 tweetedthe 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

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  1. EllenP.Moran says:

    Ick. I agree with Alec Baldwin – buy Cryer a nice car. Also his other co-stars. Chuck ain’t that great.

  2. nicca says:

    The new girl looks like porn star Isis Taylor. Yes she’ll fit right in with the rest of the qualified goddesses’. She can type by god she can type!!!!

  3. embertine says:

    nicca, apparently it is Isis Taylor. Didn’t realise she needed the money that badly.

  4. gg says:

    I think he will get tired of his 2 main ho’s, and then start adding more to his pussy possy, and then the ho’s will get greedy and turn on each other and then we all will be “treated” to about 12 ho’s trying to get famous on all media outlets. oy…

  5. Jesse says:

    I’m glad to read old charlie is on the road doing his thing. I’d hate to see him at home doing nothing besides thinking of ways to kill himself. Least this way we can see he’s still alive, and annoying as ever!

  6. Rex says:

    I don’t believe that CBS wants him back. Sounds like a pr move to me.

  7. helen says:

    *sigh* I wish I was a porn star so I could be one of Charlie’s goddesses. Oh, the fun we would have…..*shudder*

    Seriously, I hope one of those chicks will be able to give a true picture of what went down behind closed doors- as soon as he dies I am going to be watching out for THAT news story. I’m thinking it’ll be quite like being a Playboy Bunny in that skanky old mansion, but with more drugs and violence. I’d feel terrible for those poor girls, except for that they are choosing to be there.

  8. Jayna says:

    Charlie will crash. It’s just a matter of when. The club dates are going to be a trainwreck, and not in a good way. He’s going to bomb and become a laughingstock. Then financially he will see he needs to straighten up for his career so he can have his lifetye.

  9. dorothy says:

    I think it’s just a matter of celebrities believe their own hype.

  10. mln76 says:

    CBS is worst than Charlie Sheen which is saying alot.

  11. courtney says:

    Charlie is just repeating his dear old dad Martin’s cycle of addiction

  12. Hautie says:

    Ha! I just said this last week. That CBS would want him back.

    CBS kept running the repeats of 2men instead of running the new episodes of the one they order. (To replace 2men)

    Those repeats of 2men are pulling in too good of numbers to ignore.

    Now if Warners and CBS removes Lorre off the set. Charlie will be back.

  13. Franny says:

    I’ve never wathced the show, so I don’t understand the fascination with this guy. He seems all kinds of dirty. I remember him from back in the Brat Pack days, and he wasn’t all that great. He’s gross.

  14. jen says:

    To Martin Sheen- thank you captain obvious! Also, I think his new “employee” looks like the octomom. She could definitely use the money…

  15. OXA says:

    Martin himself helped with the emotional crippling of his son. He gave a 16 year old a BMW and a credit card with no parameters or consequences for his actions.

  16. k says:

    Emilio is older than Charlie?


  17. flotus says:

    Ya think Martin? You need to get a 5150 hold on Charlie, STAT!

  18. caramia says:

    where’s that leave britney alone guy?
    he needs to do a charlie sheen rant

  19. Kim says:

    DUH! of course he is. He is a spoiled rotten man child. We all know that.

  20. Anti-icon says:

    Sigh. Martin Sheen still having to give thoughtful interviews about his son all these years later. I’m sure he would rather be enjoying his age and status without having to worry if his son and/or grandkids are safe.

    Charlie Sheen is going to have to hit his own “rock bottom.” What Martin Sheen says is true. My belief is that Charlie’s health problems are three fold: severe drug addiction (even if he’s presently sober, his LONG TERM use and the scope of the problem is huge; mental illness (with psychosis); narcissistic personality disorder. You don’t “treat” these with futher fame and sketchy business deals. These are serious; and no one knows that better than…..Charlie Sheen and sadly, his dad.

    Sheen has decided that his “rock bottom” is death.

  21. Tia C says:

    @ Jayna: Exactly what I’ve been thinking since I heard about this ridiculous “tour” idea of his. He is going to crash and burn! I doubt he will make it past the first few tour dates, if that.

    Having said that, I want to clarify that I am actually a fan. I love him on “Men” and I really enjoy the show. However, he is obviously suffering at the moment with some pretty serious mental health and/or addiction issues. Those issues will be going with him on this little “tour” of his, and I doubt it will be successful. Get some help, Charlie!

  22. Sparkly says:

    I actually liked Two and a Half Men, but I am so disgusted with Charlie lately that I stopped watching it. I would be terribly disappointed if they really beg for him back. People need to stop feeding his big head. If he wasn’t getting all the attention, maybe he’d actually attempt to straighten up. I really don’t see the appeal in his craziness. It’s not cute or funny.

  23. Jennifer says:

    I thought about buying tickets to his show when it comes to the Fox in Atlanta but #1 – I’m pretty sure he’ll flake long before the date and #2 – I’m too cheap to pay actual concert prices to see Charlie Sheen.

  24. Cha Cha Loca says:

    Who in their right mind would pay to see this crapfest?!

  25. The Old KC says:

    Who is the guy wearing the hard hat & holding the cigars in that picture w/ Charlie (I don’t watch the show)? That’s not Emilio Estevez is it?…

  26. LBeees says:

    Anyone else finding the baby doll head weird?

  27. Chris says:

    Try as I might to have an opinion on Charlie I don’t really care. I don’t find him interesting or offensive. He’s just… whatever.

  28. Crash2GO2 says:

    I can’t believe that some people here are still trying to hold Martin responsible for his 45 year old son.

  29. hairball says:

    I agree about him being emotionally stunted. My brother-in-law is 44 and emotionally stunted at like a 15 year old level. It’s hard to imagine unless you’ve seen it first hand. He relies on his ‘mommy’ to take care of everything which she sadly has done all these years.

  30. KellyinSeattle says:

    martin has always had a lot more class than Charlie will ever have….