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Charlie Sheen explains 'broken promise' to daughter that forced him to give up alcohol completely

Charlie Sheen explains 'broken promise' to daughter that forced him to give up alcohol completely

The actor says his former self was an 'alien version' of him

Charlie Sheen took a step back from the spotlight about six years ago, but it seems he’s gearing up for a comeback.

The Two and a Half Men star had a rather well-documented battle with drug and alcohol addiction but has seemingly evolved from the man who once ranted about having ‘tiger blood’.

Sheen told People that next month will mark ‘six years sober’.

“I have a very consistent lifestyle now,” he said. “It’s all about single dad stuff and raising my 14-year-old twin boys Max and Bob.”

The Anger Management actor shares the pair with his third ex-wife Brooke Mueller.

While his mornings now consist of waking up early to work out before helping the kids, Sheen is also dad to girls Sami, 19, and Lola, 18 - who he shares with his second ex-wife Denise Richards.

It was a day with one of his daughters that forced him to totally give up alcohol.

Back in 2017, the now 58-year-old ‘loved drinking in the morning’, adding some scotch to his coffee.

Charlie Sheen in 2016.
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But he said: “One morning I'd forgotten my daughter had an appointment I'd promised to drive her to, and I'd already had a couple of pops that day.

“So had to call my friend Tony to take us. We got her there on time, but it broke my heart because she was in the backseat and I could just tell she was thinking, 'Why isn't dad driving?' So I got home and sat with that for the rest of the day. And the next morning I just stopped."




And from that day on, Sheen gave up alcohol cold turkey and hasn’t looked back since.

He added that he’d already packed in doing drugs before then.

Charlie Sheen with now-ex Brooke Mueller and his daughters.
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The star explained: "I think the first month I was like, I'm going to have to give it a month, just see if I feel any better, and if my interactions with those that are closest to me improve.

"And they did. And I'm like, all right, I'm going to go another month. And then it got traction. I had momentum."

Now taking steps back into the spotlight, Sheen added: "There was just instant evidence that this was the side I needed to be on. I couldn't be in denial about it anymore."

Living a totally different life nowadays, the actor is happier than ever and said of his former ways: “That was some alien version of myself.”

Sheen currently guest stars as himself on Chuck Lorre's new show, Bookie, which is streaming on Max.

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Topics: Celebrity, Health, Parenting