Charlie Sheen is finally speaking up, and he tells E!—via text message—that the rumors swirling about him (cocaine chunks the size of tennis balls, his family seeking a conservatorship…) are “all crap.” He continues, “Believe nothing. I will never speak about any of this as long as I'm alive,” but despite that statement, he goes on: “You're all gonna have to keep towing the same redundant line, guessing wrong.” He also notes that “two wars are in an endless state of sorrow” and Egypt is “about burned to the ground,” yet “all you people care about is my bulls**t…?”
He calls the media focus on his personal life “pathetic” and shameful, but says he is “grateful” for the support of those who simply want to see him get better. Moments later, Sheen’s rep issued an official statement, in which Sheen acknowledged he has “a lot of work to do” before comparing himself to Errol Flynn—who, the Telegraph notes, died young thanks in part to alcohol abuse. “Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say thank you,” reads the statement, which specifically expresses thanks to the cast and crew of Two and a Half Men.