Jon Cryer 'checks TMZ' for Charlie Sheen news to see if he has to go to work
Jon Cryer, 45, went on "Conan" to talk about Charlie Sheen and their CBS comedy, "Two and a Half Men" on Wednesday, January 26.
The stuff you hear is unbelievable," Cryer told Conan O'Brien. "I'm checking TMZ, as I do every day, to know if I have to go to work at all."
Cryer has co-starred on the hit show with Sheen since 2003 and took home a Primetime Emmy for his 'Supporting Actor' role in 2009. Cryer also starred in the 1991 "Top Gun" spoof, "Hot Shots!" with Sheen, so he is more than familiar with the kind of trouble that seems to find the actor.
"There was a story that they found Charlie's car...at the bottom of a cliff," Cryer told the talk show host. "So you're thinking 'wow, sure hope Charlie's okay!' And he comes into work and you're like 'hey Charlie, how's it going man?' And you're checking for scratches because my mind had come up with this whole thing that he'd crashed the car and then clawed his way back up the cliff... But he said, 'I'm doing okay, except that somebody stole my car and ran it off a cliff last night.' And normally, you would not believe that from somebody, but from Charlie Sheen, you believe that! Because that happened to him - twice! That actually happened."
Cryer got his start in the John Hughes' 1986 flick, "Pretty in Pink," playing Molly Ringwald's best friend, Duckie. He was most recently in the Robert Downey Jr. movie, "Due Date," where he brought his "Two and a Half Men" character, Alan Harper to the big screen.
Charlie Sheen is currently undergoing treatment from his home, Sheen's manager Mark Burg told People magazine.
The Hollywood Reporter recently suggested that CBS stands to lose up to $250 million in domestic syndication deals and millions in ad revenue if "Two and a Half Men" is forced to shut down permanently. The show is the most-watched comedy on television with an average of 14.7 million viewers in its eigth season.
CBS announced that production of "Two and a Half Men" has been placed on hiatus in light of Sheen's treatment.