Sheen: I was powerless to help Charlie
HOLLYWOOD star Martin Sheen has told how he felt “powerless” to help his troubled son Charlie during his public meltdown.
Charlie, 49, was the highest paid actor on TV before he was spectacularly fired from hit show Two And A Half Men over his erratic behaviour.
Dad Martin, 74, said: “What he was going through at that time, we were powerless to do much except pray for him and lift him up.”
The West Wing star added: “You have to be aware of the circumstances. You have to be aware of things that the public are not aware of, that this is a very lonely man in a very desperate situation.
“Only those of us who knew him understood what was going on.
“I’m talking about steroids, at that time.
“He was in a very desperate situation and he was doing what he felt would get him out of it – going public.
“It was very painful for all of us.”