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Father Calls Charlie Sheen 'Emotionally Crippled'

March 22, 2011 03:30:21 GMT

Martin Sheen says his son is still a kid emotionally 'because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally.'


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Martin Sheen has offered an explanation on Charlie's erratic behavior lately. The 70-year-old actor believes his son's drug addition has been contributing to this, saying "You know, Charlie's 45 years old. He's not a kid. Emotionally he still is. Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally." He further elaborates, "So when you get clean and sober you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol. You're emotionally crippled."

But Martin seemingly does not blame Charlie as he understands the former "Two and a Half Men" actor's situation. He said, "But I know what hell he's living in. ... So I know what Charlie is going through. And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that's the most difficult thing. You have to have courage."

Asked if Charlie would listen to him as father, Martin who has been sober for 20 years said, "Every now and then," but adds, "Depends on whether it's a moment of clarity for him. I can't determine that for him."

Meanwhile, Emilio Estevez who is Martin's other son and Charlie's older brother claims he is at a loss as to why his brother has struggled with demons so much more than he has. The 48-year-old actor/filmmaker who collaborates with his father in an upcoming movie "The Way" says, "We all had the same set of rules. So it really gives credence to this theory that it is genetic, and that sometimes it skips either a generation or siblings. My mother doesn't drink. My other brother hasn't had a drink in over 10 years, my dad hasn't had a drink in 20. And I make wine."

Charlie Sheen, who was fired from "Two and a Half Men" following his public insults toward producer Chuck Lorre, might get his job back. Latest report says CBS wants him to return because the network had nothing to do with the firing.

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