Charlie Sheen’s sitcom Two And A Half Men has been pulled after the actor unleashed a tirade of criticism against the TV show’s producer in a radio interview, calling him a “turd”.
Two And A Half Men was due to resume production next week when Sheen had completed rehab for alcohol and substance abuse after a 36-hour sex and drugs bender landed him in hospital last month.
But CBS and Warner Bros. released a short statement soon after his now legendary rant, explaining that the show would remain on hiatus for the rest of the season due to “the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition,” USA Today reported.
Speaking on the Alex Jones radio show the troubled 45 year old star made a litany of bizarre claims calling Alcoholics Anonymous a “cult”.
“I was shackled and oppressed by the cult of AA for 22 years,” Sheen said.
“It’s vintage, outdated and stupid and it’s followed by stupid people. I hate them violently. They will come at me.”
Sheen claimed he could cure himself saying “Newsflash, I’m special. The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning. My success rate is 100per cent.”
Sheen also didn’t waste any time laying into his employers.
“I was told if I went on the attack they’d cancel the show. Are they happy with the five billion dollars they made off me or do they want ten?” he said. “I’m not fair game. I’m not a soft target. There’s a new sheriff, and he has an army of assassins.”
He then singled out the show’s co-creator Chuck Lorre calling him a “turd”.
Only yesterday his father Martin Sheen defended his son by drawing attention to the seriousness of his illness telling The Daily Express.
“If he had cancer how would you treat him? This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to have an equal measure of concern and love and lift him up.”