Charlie Sheen was fired from the CBS hit show, Two And A Half Men, after telling his boss, Chuck Lorre, off. It was a tale that we could all sympathize with. Someone giving their boss the finger? We loved it — and we ate it up.
Charlie was actually on a downward spiral, which involved mass quantities of cocaine and hookers/escorts. After his tirade, Warner Brothers called time on his employment with their company. Thus, Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie on the show.
Now, Chuck is opening up about his feud with Charlie. He says that they fired Charlie in an attempt to prevent him from killing himself with his drug use.
Chuck said, “This was not a game. This was drug addiction writ large. This was big-time cocaine, and in his own words, an epic drug run that could have ended with either his death or someone else’s.”
He went on to say, “When we would shoot a show on a Friday night, there was always that I’ll see you Monday. I hope. The holidays were the worst, because those long stretches of time were the ones we feared the most.”
Are you digging the ninth season of the show, without Charlie? Or now that he’s cleaned up his act, should they try to invite him back? What do you think?