Charlie Sheen Talks About His Crazy Last Year as If He's Not Still Crazy

Hey, remember all that craziness with Charlie Sheen last year when he was ranting about tiger blood and bi-winning and goddesses and how he was a total rock star from Mars, bro? It was never entirely clear to me whether he was legitimately off his rocker or just running a clever publicity game, but in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Sheen finally admits that his 2011 cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs persona wasn't the real deal.

According to Sheen, his bizarre self-affirmations last year proved he was "in total denial" about his situation, but I'm still not sure we're getting the real story. Has he truly gained some valuable insights about his WINNING phase, or are this week's revelations just another self-promotion ploy connected with his upcoming FX show, Anger Management?

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In the Rolling Stone interview, Sheen says he now realizes that his "winning" catchphrase and associated antics last year weren't entirely appropriate:

Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some f—ing tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that. I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.

Okay, I'm with him so far ... but then he goes on to say that despite his hospitalizations, bizarre breakdown, being booted from Two and a Half Men, and subsequent announcement that he was "absolutely" sober, he's back on the booze:

I mean, the sh-t works. Sorry, but it works. Anyway, I don’t see what’s wrong with a few drinks. ... [My drink is] vodka. Straight, because I’ve always said that ice is for injuries, ha ha.

Uh-huh. He also described his fixation on women's feet:

I've not dated girls because of their feet, just the length of certain toes and the shape of where things should be and they're not. Hammertoes are bad. And the second toe being too long? That's bad, too.

Aaaaand went on to say that he still wants to have sex with his ex-wife Denise Richards:

She still looks f-cking great. Do I want to? Yeah! Does she? Don't know.

At least he isn't spouting off a bunch of manic catchphrases, but he sounds just as weird as ever, really. The thing is, I can't tell if he's just being himself, whatever self that happens to be at the moment, or if he's the strategic project manager of Charlie Sheen, the Entertainment Product. Here he is back in the news just days before his new show debuts, saying oddball things that may be intended to motivate people to tune in just to see what happens. And his comments about Richards surely aren't coincidental, since she's set to guest star on the show as—wait for it—his character's ex-wife.

Who knows what's ever really going on with Charlie Sheen, but if his show ends up being a success, maybe he's really been WINNING all along.

What do you think of Sheen's recent interview? Are we hearing from the real guy, or is he all about publicity?


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