Charlie Sheen gets Special Edition of '20/20' to air Tuesday
Charlie Sheen sat down with ABC News' Andrea Canning for a special one-hour edition of "20/20," which will air Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
In "The Charlie Sheen Interview" Special Edition, Sheen will address his controversial remarks and very public feud with "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre, which resulted in the show's suspension. A preview of the interview will air on "Good Morning America" and on all ABC News platforms on Monday and Tuesday.
In the interview, Sheen told Canning that he is 100 percent clean and plans to show up for work next week, despite CBS's pulling the plug on this season's production of the hit show. Sheen also addressed the accusations of being anti-Semitic for referring to Lorre by his Hebrew name, "Haim Levine," to which Sheen has said he was addressing the man, as opposed to the "TV persona."
"So you're telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, I can claim they are anti-Latino?" Sheen asked ABC's Canning, referring to his own birth name.
"Two and a Half Men" had been on hiatus since January when Sheen entered rehab and the network announced on Thursday that production would halt immediately, directly due to Sheen's scathing rant against the show's creator, Chuck Lorre. Sheen is not holding anything back regarding the show's alleged politics and sent out an open letter regarding the suspension.
"I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth," Sheen wrote in the letter obtained by entertainment site TMZ. "I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels, especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly, I have defeated this earthworm with my words; imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists."
In his new rant, Sheen also reached out to his fans, urging them to be on his side in the argument, but never specifying Lorre's wrong-doing.
"I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong," Sheen wrote.
During his "Alex Jones Show" interview, Sheen touched on topics ranging from his "goddess" porn-star entourage to the "trolls" of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Sheen's spokesperson previously claimed that the actor was being treated at home for his drug and alcohol addictions. At the time, production of "Two and a Half Men" was placed on a one-month hiatus while the actor sought help.
A recent poll said that Sheen's personal woes have not affected his public image.
"The Charlie Sheen Interview" Special Edition "20/20" will air on ABC on Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET.