I probably took more than anybody could survive. ... I was bangin' seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that's how I roll, because I have one speed, one gear. [I survived] because I'm me. I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs."
-Veteran television actor and tabloid fodder Charlie Sheen, explaining not only his drug use but also how he managed to come out of such drug use alive. In a pair of interviews (one granted to NBC's "Today," the other to ABC's "20/20," part of which aired on Monday morning (February 28th) on "Good Morning America"), Sheen tried to set the record straight about his health, hit current feud with "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre and the statements he made in the press last week that lead to CBS shutting down the remainder of the season of the top-rated comedy show on television.
In the midst of all of his explanations, he also unleashed some incredible philosophy. "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not special," Sheen said of his position of power on television. "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not bitching, a total fricking rock star from Mars, and people can't figure me out; they can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain." Sheen said that even though he is the most-paid actor on television (earning nearly two million dollars per episode of "Two and a Half Men"), he'll still need more to come back to the program.
Regardless of his current state, Sheen declared that he is not done partying — nor will he ever be. "What's not to love?" he said. "Especially when you see how I party. It was epic. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children. ... I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body."