Charlie Sheen on 'Today' show: Meltdown was 'cringible' (Video)
Charlie Sheen has a more sober view of his infamous meltdown last year and dished on "The Today Show" that watching videos from that time are "cringeable."
"It was a little cringible," Sheen said after admitting he intended to make a documentary with footage from the time of the meltdown and his tour but decided against it after viewing the footage. "Because I didn't recognize parts of who that guy was. I mean the verbiage and him looking like a real insane wordsmith was fine but it was a trip down."
Sheen also admitted during the interview, which can be seen below, that he still drinks occasionally. Lauer asked him about a TMZ video of Sheen outside a Guns N' Roses concert looking "slightly looped" according to Lauer.
Lauer asked, "Are you comfortable having a drink, you know, from time to time and not being afraid that you're going to slip back into a much darker place?"
Sheen replied, "Yeah, because I don't believe that whole -- that whole piece of fiction that they insist that you have an allegiance to it, you know. But that's just me. That's just me."
Sheen was famously axed from "Two and a Half Men" in March 2011 after he ranted and rambled against its co-creator and other producers on the air and on the web. During his rants, the actor coined what would become catchphrases among his fans, namely "Duh, winning!" and "Tiger Blood." His meltdown followed a rehab stint and months of personal turmoil.
He filed a $100 lawsuit over his firing. In September, Sheen reached a settlement with Warner Bros. and Lorre over the matter.
Sheen has been promoting his new FX sitcom "Anger Management," which is based on the 2003 comedy film and also stars Selma Blair and "Saw" actress Shawnee Smith as Sheen's therapist and ex-wife, respectively. The show is set to debut in the summer.
"I couldn't have the 'Two and a Half' thing be my television legacy. I couldn't have it end on that note so if this is going to be the swan song, then it's got to be a beautiful experience," Sheen said about shooting "Anger Management." "So far, eight days there was more fun than eight years."
Sheen explained his character is "flawed." He added, "He's an ex-ball player who had anger issues whose career ended because of an incident. And he's a guy that just wants to give something back."
The actor also talked about the recent announcement that Kathy Bates would appear on "Two and a Half Men" as the ghost of his old character, Charlie Harper.
"It's Kathy Bates. I was honored," Sheen said of the casting. "If that's supposed to be an insult, they missed, 'cause I was honored."
"Anger Management" premieres on FX on June 28. Check out Sheen's interview on "The Today Show" below.