With sitcom legends, Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer as the lead actors, Two and a Half Men was a success for CBS from the beginning itself. The two were the show’s focal points for more than a decade prior to Sheen’s most infamous departure. He was fired in 2011 following eight successful seasons. According to reports, the eighth season was shortened as a result of the actor’s involvement in rehab and his controversial remarks. 

Charlie Sheen was well-liked among his colleagues in the industry, despite being fired from Two and a Half Men. Melanie Lynskey is known to be in touch with The Three Musketeers actor, and one of his co-stars, Jane Lynch always valued the time while working with him on the show. Although the two are not known to be particularly close friends, Jon Cryer has no negative emotions toward him either.

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen

Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher kept the show going in the end, but Cryer has since revealed how unexpected the premature the Two and a Half Men ending was. Also, he revealed how Sheen’s actions began to change behind the scenes. He further admitted that since The Arrival actor’s public behavior became more unpredictable, the show’s creator discussed canceling the show altogether.  

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Jon Cryer explained Charlie Sheen’s Surprising Finale Ending on the Show!

Unquestionably, a show that lasted for eight seasons was already quite impressive. Charlie Sheen’s poor health during his final episodes on the show became apparent to those in the know during season 8. That was especially true given how contrary he performed to his usual form. Jon Cryer claimed that compared to his former abilities, Sheen’s timing and punchlines were beginning to lag. The actor revealed,

Charlie didn’t look so good as we started our eighth season in fall 2010: gaunt, pale, sallow, even sweaty occasionally. He started talking to himself. Most of all he just looked thinner, in a not-good way.” 

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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer

Cryer went on to claim that he hasn’t been in touch with The Rookie actor in the years since the end of Two and a Half Men. But, he was “glad that his health has rebounded” and wished for “nothing but success for the guy.” 

Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of his downfall, because as the Pretty in Pink actor later admitted, Sheen was also acting irresponsibly off-camera at that time. As the actor fell off a cliff in season 8, it turned out to be his final season. 

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Jon Cryer Revealed Charlie Sheen’s ‘Last Day Was A Mess’

Both actors worked together on the popular CBS series for eight seasons. After making some disparaging remarks about the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, The Three Musketeers star was asked to leave the program in 2011. Aston Kutcher took his place for the remaining four seasons.  

Jon Cryer, real name Jonathan Niven Cryer, claimed that Charlie Sheen’s resumption of drug use was a result of his divorce from his first wife, Denise Richards. He continued, “This official-meeting shit was the kind of thing that drove Charlie up a wall. However, Sheen behaved professionally on set.” 

Though, much to everyone’s surprise, the former Two and a Half Men actor took a moment before delivering every line with flawless timing. He left the set after taping though and was never seen there again.

Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer

Cryer dishearteningly concluded,

“And with that, we all accepted that something was truly broken here, that Charlie couldn’t be counted on to even go through the motions anymore. That was the last episode of Two and a Half Men Charlie would ever shoot.”

Sheen was allegedly charged with making derogatory remarks about the show’s creator and staff after being fired from the popular program in 2011. He also made a public outburst of anger directed at everyone, which received extensive media attention.

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