Oh, Charlie Sheen. Wow. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a celebrity melt down like this. We had a mini one from Tom Cruise during the whole Katie Holmes/antidepressant/Scientology nightmare several years ago, but this is on a whole different level.
I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. from Good Morning America
I’ve been kind of following this, but not virulently because it’s actually kind of painful to me. At first, I was all, “Heehee, Charlie’s bringin’ the crazee sauce!!”, but after watching and listening to some of the interviews, I think there’s something seriously wrong there. “Well, duh, Christy”, you might say. Because people really don’t spout the things he’s saying unless there’s something wrong there. But it’s gone from “funny celebrity schadenfreude stupidity” to “probable person with serious mental illness who needs help”.
I was starting to think this after hearing his interview with the radio DJ (with the jive-est radio DJ voice ever in the whole world). The things coming out of his mouth were so filled with paranoia, narcissism, and manic tendencies, I couldn’t hear it as just ranting millionaire lunacy, it became almost schizophrenic in its seriousness.
I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars. Today Show
After hearing that, I was watching Craig Ferguson’s show and he very eloquently stated what I was thinking. This from a man who had coined the Ã¼bercreepy tag line, “Put the hooker in the closet”, complete with Jame Gumb arms. Craig stated that he wouldn’t be making fun of Charlie anymore because it had crossed the line into sad, scary and probably sick. And that’s how I feel.
Now, I don’t know for sure because I’m not a psychiatrist (and couldn’t armchair diagnose even if I was), but I am definitely seeing signs and red flags. I mean, just read some of his quotes – some of which I’m quoting here. If anyone in your life that you actually knew said things like this, you’d probably look into have them involuntarily hospitalized.
On curing himself from addiction:
I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind, and unlearned 22 years of fiction â€¦ the fiction of AA. Itâ€™s a silly book written by a broken-down fool. Today Show
I have a disease? Bull—-. I cured it with my brain. radio interview quote
I mean, that’s just whack. Anyone (myself included) who is recovering from an addiction of any kind will tell you that is the most dangerous and cunning kind of malarkey. Someone who is actually addicted cannot just instantaneously become sober (or clean, to use Charlie’s language) using “the power of [his] mind”. That’s a fantastic way toÂ stay an addict. Plus, Charlie, I think that hundreds of thousands of recovering alcoholics will tell you that AA is not a “silly program written by a broken-down fool”. It’s helped innumerable addicts find their way to sobriety and a functional life. No, it doesn’t work for everyone. I went for a while and then stopped because it wasn’t working for me. But it works for a ton of people. How amazingly awesome that you are such an alien rock star from Mars that you can just I Dream Of Jeannie yourself sober with the blink of your eyes and the nod of your head. But, again, we cannot really hold a mentally ill person accountable for the insulting and offensive things they say.
On how he avoids relapsing:
I just donâ€™t do it. I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who arenâ€™t special. People who donâ€™t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA. Today Show
I’m so tired of pretending that my life isn’t perfect & bitchin’ and winning every second and I’m not perfect and bitchin’ and just delivering the goods at every frickin’ turn.
Look what I’m dealing with, man. I’m dealing with fools and trolls. It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee.
I got magic and I got poetry at my fingertips.
(last 3 quotes from radio interview)
I mean, come ON. This is the rantings of a narcissistic personality disorder. If he honestly believes these things, there is something seriously wrong in his brain. He believes that HE is the one who has it all figured out and the rest of us are fools and trolls. He can’t see the perspective of anyone else – like the people who work on his show and have now lost their jobs because the star has lost his damn mind. Or his kids, who he apparently thinks will admire his amazing lifestyle and how perfect he is, but in reality will be embarrassed, ashamed and probably scarred by his behavior. And the fantastic porn star & marijuana magazine model (oops, I’m sorry, I meant “goddesses”) he has living with him to help in their raising.
Yeah. Y’know, if I was behaving like this, my family would force me to get help. There actually is mental illness in my family and if any of those family members were behaving like this, they would either be forced to get professional help or they’d be incarcerated. It’s amazing that celebrities just implode like this and nobody who loves them hold them accountable for it.
Oh, and Charlie? One last thing. Your constant smug insistence that you & yours are “WINNING“? Is totally not accomplishing what you want. In fact, I really itch to punch you in the mouth every time you interrupt someone to say it. Could you please get the help you need so you actually CAN be winning instead of careening off the rails into the canyon and bursting into the flame? Oh, and apologize to the crew members, craft service, lighting, sound, directing, writing and co-stars of your television show? Because YOUR BEHAVIOR has created a situation where these regular people – oh, I’m sorry, you refer to regular people as “fools and trolls”, don’t you – now have to worry about how to feed their families, pay their rent, insurance, car payment, utilities, etc. All so that you can WIN.
I sure hope he gets help.Tweet