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Updated on March 9, 2011
Charlie on a recent rant
Charlie on a recent rant

Charlie Sheen's break down

You can’t watch or listen to Charlie Sheen these days without shaking your head and feeling some sympathy. This is a man publicly imploading and is probably frightened by his own words and thoughts and actions.

On the roof of the Live National building in Beverly Hills he waived a machete and drank grenadine syrup blended with Nico Derm, which he calls Tiger’s Blood and chanted, “Free at Last, Free at Last.”

According to Charlie part of his anger concerning his dismissal from his television show was sparked by remarks made by Chuck Lorre, TV producer who said of Charlie, “this man is souless, dead inside.” According to Charlie, statements like this were tagged onto the end of Charlie’s TV show and made public

Everyone watching this pitiful break down is wondering why haven’t his family moved him to stop him before he hurts himself or someone else. Or have they already tried? I suspect just about everyone that cares about Charlie has tried to pull him back. In a February 28th interview on Good Morning America when asked if anyone had reached out to him Charlie said, “ Yes, Colin Farrell, Sean Penn, and Mel Gibson and they are not giving me advice, just love.”

Charlie Sheen has become a huge news story. Reporting goes from scathing criticism and crude jokes to syrupy sympathy but it is facinating. Most of us have no idea what it is like to be that wealthy, receive that much attention, become such a recognized face over the entire world and here he is in front of us, naked and painful as we watch Charlie destroying himself.

We say, “ah, that’s what it’s like. No thank you.”

Dr. Robi Ludwig psychotherapist told ET in an interview, “ I think there's a fascination with people who live on the edge and who exhibit extreme behavior. They're used to commanding an audience, so when you have this powerful combination of a charismatic performer on the edge, that's compelling television."

On Feb 28 2011 in a Good Morning America interview Charlie claimed to be free of drugs and said, “You borrow my brain for a few seconds and you will say ‘I can’t handle it. “ About Alcohol Annonymous he said, I was shackled and oppressed by the cult of AA for 22 years… Newsflash, I’m special. The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.”

On the same interview when asked if he was still on drugs he said “Can’t remember last time I took drugs. Months ago. I was banging 7 grain rocks.”

When asked if he was afraid of dying Charlie said, “Dying is for fools.”

In an other interview with long time friend Alec Jones Sheen made what are some incredibly troublesome statements, and we can only hope he gets help before it is too late.

“You must either love or hate and you must do so violently. . . .or they will “destroy your family. There is nothing in the middle.” “ You have to hate everybody that is not in your family.”

“There is nothing in the middle. I don’t live in the middle”

“If you love with violence and hate with violence there is nothing that can be questioned.”

“News flash, I am special, I will never be one of you.”

“If you infiltrate and try to hurt my family I will murder you violently."

Do you suppose Charlie Sheen sometimes wishes he could just be not so "special," and such a "rock star"? Does he ever wonder what it would be like to experience being just an ordinary American, going annomymously about his day to his ordinary job then going home to his ordinary home with wife and kids and eating meatloaf for dinner? I wonder about that.


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    • mslizzee profile image

      elizabeth 7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Well, he is a bit of an ass but I don't think his words right now are coming from a rational mind. Thank you for your comments.

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      Cheri Bermudez 7 years ago from Maryland

      I find it very difficult to feel sympathy for Charlie Sheen considering his past violent behaviors. From the comments he's made it seems that he views everything as back or white, no gray area. That is such a shame. I personally don't believe in absolutes. There is too much uncertainty in the world to be truly certain about anything!

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      elizabeth 7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      It would be almost impossible to act "normal" when you are brought up in the Hollywood environment, with wealthy, famous parents, thrust into the spotlight at a young age and earning that kind of money. I also wonder if Charlie isn't feeling his age. He is pushing 50, and not the young handsome stud he used to be. Male menopause maybe?? thank you for your comments.

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      I think his line, "There is nothing in the middle, I don't live in the middle" sums up his tragic life. No Balance for this Man, and so, sad to say, unless he gets some "balance" he will not make it, he will wind up Dead...You handled this Hub and your thoughts fair and balanced, thanks, Mslizzee.

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      If so, he's on what's known as a 'dry drunk'.

      He desperately needs help.

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      elizabeth 7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      It is odd that he absolutely insists on the recent interviews that he is not on drugs. If this is true he'd better get help fast, because he is spinning out of control and it's rather awful to see.

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What we are witnessing is a famous person melting down just like all the unknown drug users nobody cares about.

      Maybe this has a purpose.

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      Old Poolman 7 years ago

      I have known others who suddenly headed down a path of self destruction. They were not famous people, so only those who were close to them watched it happen. I'm not a shrink and have no idea how this can happen, but perhaps there is a medical explanation for this. I feel badly for Charlie and hope he finds the help he needs to get straightened out again.

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      elizabeth 7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      You are so right. He actually says there is nothing wrong with using crack. That's a great endorsement for kids.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      To be honest I am sick of all the hoopla around this privileged guy who blew everything. What is so horrible is the fact that he has become a hero to the younger generation. How sick is that? He has a family and they ought to be intervening. The public doesn't belong in his life.


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