According to Us Weekly, Charlie Sheen revealed that he has been sober for over one year. The actor took to his Twitter account to share the news of his sobriety after several years of media controversy, beginning in 2011 with Charlie’s public feud with Chuck Lorre and other producers from Two And A Half Men.
The 53-year-old wrote, “So, THIS happened yesterday!” alongside a photo of his AA coin. “A fabulous moment, in my renewed journey,” the actor wrote, alongside the hashtag, “Totally Focused.” When a patient is sober for a pre-determined amount of time, the AA program gifts that person with a special coin, showing they have made it.
Ironically, in February of 2011, Charlie made fun of the AA, accusing it of being more like a “cult” than a genuine recovery program meant to help addicts and other substance abusers.
“I have a disease?” the actor asked during his interview on The Alex Jones Show, the truth is that he “cured it with his mind.” Charlie said it was a term that belonged to “those people,” adding it was for mere “sissies.”
“The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning,” the actor stated, prompting one of the biggest memes of 2011. Charlie joked that his success rate was 100%, rather than 5% like AAs.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 11, 2018
He then went on to mock every aspect of the program, arguing that he is “special” and will never be one of them. Just a month after he whipped up controversy in Hollywood, Charlie was fired from Two And A Half Men after his comments about the creator, Chuck Lorre.
Charlie went on to refer to himself as a “warlock” with “tiger blood.” Many of the phrases he used came to define 2011’s nomenclature and other meme-like terms. It all came crashing down for Charlie just a few years later.
In November of 2015, Charlie appeared on the Today Show to reveal he had been diagnosed with HIV. In September 2018, Charlie’s father, Martin, spoke with Us Weekly about his son’s diagnosis.
Martin said in the interview that it was a challenging thing to be honest as a celebrity because more of your life and the past is visible to everyone in society. “There’s so little privacy,” Martin remarked.