Charlie Sheen's rant leads to halt in production of 'Two and a Half Men,' the network confirms
Charlie Sheen did a phone interview on "The Alex Jones Show" on Thursday which has caused an end to production of the hit CBS show, "Two and a Half Men," the network has confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season," the companies said in a joint statement Thursday.
In the phone interview, conducted while Sheen vacations in the Bahamas, the actor bad-mouths "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Referring to his stint in rehab, Sheen claims to have embarrassed Lorre "in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process."
The actor had admittedly been warned that the show would be canceled if he went "on attack."
"I was told if I went on the attack they'd cancel the show," Sheen told Alex Jones. "Are they happy with the $5 billion they made off me or do they want 10? My motto now is either you love or you hate and you must do so violently. I don't live in the middle anymore. That's where you get embarrassed."
On Alcoholics Anonymous, the actor, who has been to rehab several times over the years had nothing nice to say.
"Newsflash, I'm special. The only thing I'm addicted to right now is winning. My success rate is 100 percent. I was shackled and oppressed by the cult of AA for 22 years," Sheen said. "I finally extracted myself from their troll hole and started living my life the way I want to live it. It's vintage, outdated and stupid and it's followed by stupid people. I hate them violently. They will come at me... I have a disease? (expletive). I cured it right now with my mind."
The actor reportedly called entertainment site TMZ and told them that he hated Lorre and called him a "stupid, stupid little man" and said "I own him."
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.
Sheen's representation had no immediate comment on the story.
A recent poll said that Sheen's personal woes have not affected his public image.
Listen to Sheen's interview with Alex Jones below.