Charlie Sheen says he'll show up for work next week, despite suspension of 'Two and a Half Men'
Charlie Sheen sent a text message to "Good Morning America" today, claiming that he is 100 percent sober and plans to show up for work next week, despite the suspension of his hit CBS show, "Two and a Half Men," following the actor's obscene rant in a radio interview on "The Alex Jones Show," ABC News reports.
"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."
Sheen denied the accusations of being anti-Semitic for referring to Lorre by his Hebrew name, "Haim Levine" during his interview. Sheen claimed that he wanted to address the man over the "TV persona" and asked if someone would be considered anti-Latino for calling him Carlos Estevez, the actor's birth name.
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.
"Look who I'm dealing with man, I'm dealing with fools and trolls because I don't have time for these clowns." Sheen told Alex Jones. "I don't have time for their judgement and stupidity. You know, they lay down with their ugly wives, in front of their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say 'I can't process it.' Well no, you never will, stop trying and just sit back and enjoy the show."
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.