The Charlie Sheen madness continued this morning with media rounds where the actor discussed his drug abuse, his family, and his feud with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre.
In an interview on The Today Show with NBC’s Jeff Rossen, Sheen said, “I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitching, a total frickin rock star from Mars. People can’t figure me out, they can’t process me. I don’t expect them to. You can’t process me with a normal brain.”
Well, Charlie, you got that last part right. We “normal” people are certainly having trouble processing you.
Calling Alcoholics Anonymous a failed system developed by a “broken-down fool that was a plagiarist, Sheen said he conquered his drug and alcohol problems on his own. “I closed my eyes and made it so,” Sheen said.
“I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path, because it was written nice,” he said. “It was written for normal people, people that aren’t special. People that don’t have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.”
He denied that he is an addict or an alcoholic, saying they lack his strength of character, calling them “fools, trolls, weak, defeated.”
“They allowed defeat to be an option. I will not.”
Sheen says he will finish the TV show, if CBS and Warner Bros. bump his pay from $2 million to $3 million per episode.
“We’re definitely at war,” says Sheen. “They’re trying to destroy my family.”
“Defeat is not an option. They picked a fight with a warlock.”
When asked if he should apologize for his recent antics, Sheen replied, “No, they owe me an apology, a public one. They should be licking my feet.”
According to reports, Sheen plans to file a $320 million lawsuit against CBS, Warner Bros. and Lorre for “mental anguish.”
Despite the disbelief of most of the media and public at large that Sheen is clean (for the moment), I, for one, do believe him, which begs the larger question — what is wrong with Charlie Sheen? I’ve heard “manic depressive” thrown around, but do a quick search for “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” I believe you’ll find a picture of Sheen along with the definition.
See Charlie Sheen’s Today Show interview in the video below: