CHARLIE Sheen was sacked yesterday from the hit TV series Two and a Half Men after slamming its producers in outbursts described by critics as evidence of t he trouble dactor’s ‘‘ self-inflicted disintegration’’.
Warner Brothers said it was forced into the move by the 45-yearold’s ‘‘ dangerously selfdestructive conduct’’, according to a 10-page letter from Warners’ l awyers, which s ai d Sheen appeared very ill.
‘ ‘ After careful consideration, Warner Bros Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately,’’ the studio said.
The show had already been cancelled for the rest of the season following Sheen’s repeated verbal attack on its producer, Chuck Lorre, two weeks ago.
Sheen drew accus-ations of anti-Semitism after referring to Lorre by the Hebrew translation of his name, but persisted with a series of rambling TV inter---
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The star also started his own Twitter feed which became an internet sensation.
Sheen, who has threatened to sue for up to $ US2 million ($ A1.98 million) an episode he would miss out on, welcomed the announcement in typically colourful language.
‘‘ This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales,’’ he said.
Sheen could soon have a new home on billionaire Mark Cuban’s HDNet station.
Details such as what kind of show it might be, were still being worked out, said Cuban, who owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.