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Charlie Sheen: I'm Not Ready To Say Goodbye
March 29, 2012
Charlie Sheen sat in Matt Lauer's hot seat on the Today show this morning where the duo discussed everything that's transpired in the last 365 days. Charlie was chipper, cognizant and contrite while recapping that out of body experience. "I just wish it was someone else's body," he laughed.
"I was going to do a documentary that I shot during the tour and the build up during the meltdown," Sheen revealed of the now iconic meltdown footage that were broadcast online through various live chats. "Looking at a lot of the stuff, it was like, 'Oooh, can't put that back out.' I didn't recognize parts of who that guy was."
As for how he plans to move forward, Charlie says "I didn't really have a plan. I guess the plan was to reintroduce myself to America and the media and say 'Sorry about that, here's what's happening now.'"
What's happening now is Charlie's FX series, Anger Management, where he plays a former ballplayer turned therapist. For him, returning to TV was imperative after the Two and a Half Men debacle. "I couldn't have the Two and a Half Men thing be my TV legacy – I couldn't have it end on that note."
And Sheen is having a blast thus far: "The last 8 days [have been] more fun than 8 years," he said of the new production. As for his last production, Sheen apologized again for slamming Ashton in the press, but was quick to add, "I wish they'd taken better care of the child left behind." And while Sheen won't be coming back to the show, Men is bringing back Charlie Harper through a bizarre "only on TV" twist where Kathy Bates will be playing Harper. "I was honored," Sheen said. "If that's supposed to be an insult, they missed."