Charlie Sheen is a 57-year-old American actor and producer with a net worth of $10 million. Sheen rose to fame in the 1980s with features in films such as Wall Street, The Rookie, and Platoon, among several others. He later became the megastar of the CBC sitcom Two and a Half Men. The role earned him multiple accolades, including a Golden Icon Award and an ALMA Award. The show was a hit at the time, with millions of people tuning in every week to watch it. It was the most popular show at the time. He earned a staggering sum per episode while he was on the show, making him the highest-paid actor on television.

Why was Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men?

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen

In March of 2011, the actor was embroiled in a public spat with Warner Bros. Two and a Half Men, CBS’ top-rated comedy at the time, had its production halted early in Season 8 so that Sheen could enter rehab following a year of drug- and alcohol-related mishaps, according to reports. Sheen was fired by Warner Bros. Television the following month. A statement from the studio said,

“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.”

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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryers Ups and Downs Two and a Half Men Fallout2
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer

While it was announced that Sheen was fired from the show as a result of his string of derogatory comments against series creator Chuck Lorre in several web and network television interviews, just like his professional journey in films, his personal life remained the focus of every tabloid during his departure from the titular show. Charlie Sheen was dealing with drug and alcohol addiction at the time, and several women had accused him of domestic abuse.

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In an interview with ABC, Charlie Sheen admits that he’s on a drug—it’s called Charlie Sheen

Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards says she does not regret the marriage

Due to his history of drug addiction, the actor earlier made a strange remark on a GMA talk show about rumors that he dosed up. He responded, “I am on a drug; it’s called Charlie Sheen.” He continued,

“It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

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Following his termination, the Wall Street actor resumed his acting career, and he returned to television in 2012 with the new sitcom Anger Management. The show aired for two seasons. Sheen has since made rare appearances in films such as Mostly Stone, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others. The actor startled fans in 2015 when he revealed that he was HIV positive. He revealed on the Today show that he was diagnosed four years ago.

Source: ABC

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