Sheen: I was pow­er­less to help Char­lie

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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.”

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