Charlie Sheen admits he was in denial during his public meltdown last year as he tries to mount a comeback, telling Rolling Stone in its latest issue that there was nothing winning about his behavior.
Sheen had a dramatic and bizarre fall from grace last year when he was fired from the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, complete with eerie webcam videos claiming he has tiger blood in his veins.
But now, Sheen, 46, is trying to become another Hollywood actor rising from the ashes as his new show, Anger Management, debuts on FX. The first show airs June 28 at 9 p.m. EST.
Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen and the brother of actor Emilio Estevez.
Sheen was notorious for his misbehavior just before being axed from Two and a Half Men, canoodling with porn star girlfriends and blabbering incoherently about winning.
Sheen became a train wreck and went on a tour that failed spectacularly.
Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he's off on some f------ tour, there's nothing 'winning' about any of that, Charlie Sheen told Rolling Stone. I mean, how does a guy who's obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.
At the height of Sheen's enigmatic antics, he became embroiled in a bitter feud with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, which was among the factors that led to his firing from the hit CBS sitcom. Sheen once called Lorre a turd and a troll during one of his rants.
Despite his outlandish behavior during his rough patch, Sheen suggested he didn't believe alcohol was a part of his problem.
I mean, the sh-- works. Sorry, but it works. 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, the actor told Rolling Stone.
As Sheen looks to repair his image, it appears he's also repaired his relationship with ex-wife Denise Richards.
He and I are like best friends now, the actress told the magazine. Confidants. He tells me everything.