DirecTV’s The Dan Patrick Show spoke to Charlie Sheen today about his recent UCLA pep talk and during the call, also got some updates on his potential return to Two and a Half Men, which had to go on a production hiatus after Sheen entered rehab for substance abuse. From the sounds of it, Sheen is ready to go back to work, but CBS might not be ready to roll just yet.
“We are on forced hiatus. They said, ‘You get ready and we’ll get ready.’ And I got ready and went back and nobody’s there. I don’t know what to tell you, Dan. Nobody is there…I don’t know what to tell you, man. I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it, you know?”
From the video below, which features Sheen by telephone on the call with The Dan Patrick Show, it sounds like he’s in good spirits and making light of his recent substance abuse issues.
Sheen went on to talk about getting cleaned up, stating:
“Yeah. I’m a man of my word, I have a contract. They said get your act together and I did. I think just maybe it was a timing thing. I didn’t think it was going to happen this fast. Check it, it’s like I heal really quickly. But I unravel pretty quickly. So get me right now, guys.”
Interpreting Sheen’s tone and the things he’s saying is tricky. It’s somewhat unsettling to hear him joking about unraveling pretty quickly, as a comment like that doesn’t exactly scream commitment to sobriety. On the other hand, it’s an interview on a sports radio show and it might be understandable for Sheen not to want to delve too deeply into his personal problems on the air.
Regardless, it seems as though there’s a disconnect between Sheen and CBS as to when and if the show will resume production any time soon.
The Dan Patrick Show airs 9 AM-Noon on DIRECTV’s The 101 Network.