The major networks are chasing after Charlie Sheen to get an interview about his recent troubles, but it was a much lower-profile show that got the star to call in Monday to chat about baseball, partying and his desire to return to "Two and a Half Men" right away, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show is DirecTV’s sports-oriented "The Dan Patrick Show," which is also broadcast on radio. Sheen spoke openly on the show and joked about his playboy antics, but also expressed frustration at CBS and Warner Bros. execs who have delayed his return to work on the hit sitcom.
He declared he is ready to resume work now, implying that he showed up for work "banging on the stage door" and nobody was at the studio.
"[The execs] said ‘You get ready and we’ll get ready’ … and I got ready and went back and nobody was there … I don’t know what to tell ya," Sheen said.
After joking that the show should be back in production by "August of 2014, at this pace," he indicated the hiatus should in fact end Feb. 28, as has been reported.
Sheen talked about showing up last week at a UCLA baseball practice where he gave a “stay off the crack” speech. He said he was responding to "rumors that I’ve had problems with crack, so it just came out of me like poetry. … [I] said stay off the crack, and I still think that’s pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially, Dan. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can."
He admitted that his sobriety has been inconsistent, but added that he is currently “100%” clean, the story reports.
"I heal really quickly but I also unravel pretty quickly," he said in the interview. "So get me right now, guys."