Charlie Sheen says he's 'ready' to return to 'Two and a Half Men'
In a new interview with radio host Dan Patrick, troubled actor Charlie Sheen says that not only has he been "clean" since his hospitalization earlier this month, he's ready to go back to work on "Two and a Half Men."
"We're on forced hiatus, they said, 'You get ready, and we'll get ready,' and I got ready and went back, nobody's there," Sheen says about a recent attempt to return to the set of his show, according to E! News.
"I'm a man of my word, I have a contract. They said get your act together and I did," he added, "I think maybe it's a timing thing, they didn't think it was going to happen this fast."
The actor was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early morning on January 27. The hospital stint was the second time in six months that Sheen was brought to the hospital following late-night partying. Sheen was reportedly partying with several adult film stars late into the evening, including porn star Kacey Jordan.
Sheen was also hospitalized in New York in October after spending the night at a hotel with porn star Capri Anderson, who accused Sheen of becoming violent. Sheen was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. His spokesman had said at that time that the actor reacted badly to medication.
The "Two and a Half Men" star is currently being treated at home for his drug and alcohol addictions. Production of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" has been placed on hiatus while the actor gets help.
"I heal really quickly, but I also unravel really quickly, so get me right now, guys," the actor told Patrick. "Get. Me. Right. Now."
Sheen, who is in the process of getting divorced from Brooke Mueller, his wife of almost three years, also says he's seeing someone. "Me and my girlfriend, who will remain nameless -- let's not turn her life upside down," Sheen said.
As for why he keeps struggling with substance abuse, the actor says, "The only thing that makes me want to party is when my brain says, 'It's on.' Usually at the wrong time&It tends to do with boredom. It's never been about, everyone else is drinking, I should too. It's about wanting to make things better, whether it's real or imagined."
A recent poll said that Sheen's personal woes have not affected his public image.