As the world watched Charlie Sheen‘s nuclear meltdown in the days after he was canned from ‘Two and a Half Men‘ last year, a lot of people couldn’t help but find the irony in the word he used to describe his situation: “Winning!”
But hindsight being what it is, Sheen now reveals in an interview that he shares that feeling, saying he was “in total denial” during that dark time.
Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some f-cking 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.
But that doesn’t mean he’s now the poster child for sobriety. His troubled ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, recently checked herself back into rehab after reportedly spending four hard-partying days with him. Other reports dispute that, saying it was actually Sheen himself who tried to get her help.
Regardless, a bottle is never far from the actor’s hand.
“I mean, the sh-t works. Sorry, but it works,” he said. “Anyway, I don’t see what’s wrong with a few drinks. What’s your drink? Tequila? Mine’s vodka. Straight, because I’ve always said that ice is for injuries, ha ha.”