In an upcoming interview on The Dr. Oz Show, Charlie Sheen admits testosterone cream was behind his frequent rants in 2011 that gave birth to his catchphrases like “Winning!” and his ill-fated “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour.
Sheen, who recently admitted he’s HIV positive, will tell Dr. Mehmet Oz Wednesday that much of the actor’s very public meltdown, which occurred after he was fired from Two and a Half Men, can be attributed to the hormonal cream, and not — as he stated then — his “tiger blood.”
“That was a very specific period of time that did feel very out-of-body and very just detached from all things real,” the New York Post reports Sheen admits in the interview that will air Wednesday. “I was taking a lot of testosterone cream, and I think I went too far with it. It was kind of like…not a ’roid rage, but a ’roid disengage,” adding, “I felt superhuman during some of that.”
A series of viral online rants led to an apparently unrehearsed live tour, which Sheen now says makes him, “cringe a little.”
“It was nice to give people a bunch of slogans and T-shirts and all that,” Charlie admitted, but the cream’s overuse took its toll. “There were things about that person that were empowering, that were vibrant, but I didn’t like the anger. I tend to be victimized by my anger at times.”
The interview also sees Sheen venting about the messy legal situation between he and his ex wife, actress Denise Richards.