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Charlie Sheen has been in the news a lot lately following his HIV reveal, but his health troubles have apparently helped him to put a lot of other events in his life into perspective. This week, he went on NBC's Today where he spoke out about his life and his decision-making processes. Amidst all of the personal stuff, he also shockingly admitted he regrets what happened on the set of Two and a Half Men so many years ago. Here's what he had to say:
I regret not using a condom one or two times when this whole thing happened. I regret ruining Two and a Half Men. I regret not being more involved in my children's lives growing up... But, we can only move forward from today, and they wouldn't call it the past if it wasn't.
As far as admitting you've done wrong goes, this isn't really the nicest or best way of doing it. Clearly Charlie Sheen regrets a lot of things about the time when his life was in upheaval, but in the past, he hasn't been willing to apologize for his past in any sort of meaningful way. Even here, he tiptoes around an apology, but just admitting that he is a good portion the blame for the problems Two and a Half Men faced back in 2011 and for the subsequently poor relationship Charlie Sheen had with show creator Chuck Lorre and new show lead Ashton Kutcher is at least something.
A couple of years ago, Sheen sort-of tried to apologize for ruining Two and a Half Men and it basically turned into a rant that basically pissed all over newcomer Ashton Kutcher, otherwise known as the dude who kept that show afloat when everyone thought it was going to be dead.
Charlie Sheen continually exhibited erratic behavior on the set of Two and a Half Men toward the end of his run on the show. At one point, production actually had to be shut down because the actor couldn't get it together and CBS was forced to fire Charlie Sheen. Jon Cryer has spoken out about the antics everyone involved with the show had to deal with, and even when Sheen showed a little interest in the comedy toward the end of the show's run, showrunner Chuck Lorre wanted nothing to do with having the actor back, even for the series finale. Instead, he unceremoniously put together a backstory that led to the character getting re-killed off the series.
Charlie Sheen's career went down the drain after he was forced off of Two and a Half Men and was unable to find equal success with Anger Management. He's been trying to get back onto TV in the time since, but sometimes an apology or acknowledgement is too little, too late.