Charlie Sheen says that he went on stage for his one man comedy tour because he was so broke that he couldn’t even afford to pay his bills. In 2011, Charlie did his “Violent Torpedo Of Truth” tour, which happened to stop here in Cleveland. We loved the show and it was the best, despite all of his negative reviews. Still, we had no idea that Charlie was only doing the show because he was as broke as a joke.
After being fired from “Two And A Half Men” after melting down, Charlie was at a loss for earning cash. He then decided to capitalize off of his notoriety by starting up his tour of the U.S. and Canada. Many heckled his performance and walked out early, but we thoroughly enjoyed the show.
In a new interview with Piers Morgan, Charlie explained that he only did the show because his prospects for money was drying up. He said, “It was brutal. I was not winning at all. I think what a lot of people don’t realize is I was completely broke, because, you know, when they kept my back end and fired me and all that, I didn’t have any money left. So I was using the tour to actually pay child support and mortgages and stuff like that. You know? So I’m grateful for that.”
He went on to say that he was considering canceling the tour when the Detroit fans began to walk out of the show. He said, “It was in Detroit…that was bad…Detroit was bad…. [I was] dodging stuff… Literally dodging stuff… The forward momentum of it kind of lost its luster after about show seven. And I knew I had 15 or 14 left. I didn’t have an act. There was no act. I think people were expecting to show up and literally watch me die on stage or spontaneously combust or just like suddenly become cash and women. I don’t know what they were expecting.”
He added, “That’s when I had to dig deeper and keep going, keep moving forward, because I gave this company my word that I would finish this. And I did, against all odds.”
Did you see Charlie Sheen on tour? If so, what did you think?