Charlie Sheen says he is sorry for insulting John Stamos, who was rumored to be replacing the troubled actor on "Two and a Half Men" after production on the CBS comedy show was halted earlier this week.
Stamos, a 47-year-old actor known for his roles on the shows "Full House, "ER" and most recently, "Glee," had denied the casting reports on his Twitter page on February 25. A day earlier, CBS said production on "Two and a Half Men" had been stopped indefinitely amid derogatory comments Sheen had made against the sitcom's co-creator. The future of the show is uncertain.
Sheen recently told news outlets, including KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company: "I want to issue an apology to John Stamos. I was out of line. You're a beautiful man and a talented man and if you get the gig, we should talk."
Over the past week, Sheen, who has undergone rehab numerous times, parted ways with his publicist and discussed in television interviews his self-proclaimed "rock star" lifestyle and grievances with his employers. "Two and a Half Men" had suspended filming in January after the actor began another round of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Sheen is also currently involved in a custody battle over his twin sons with estranged wife Brooke Mueller, who has also battled substance abuse and has undergone rehab. The two married in 2008. The actor filed for divorce from Mueller in November.
Mueller recently filed a temporary restraining order against him and had authorities remove his twin sons from his house. Mueller, his third wife, claims he used domestic violence against her, which he has denied.
Sheen said on Thursday he "reached a deal" over the matter but offered no further details.
As of Thursday afternoon, more than 1.3 million are following Sheen on Twitter. Scores of his fans are also quoting lines and phrases from his many on-air rants, notably "Tiger Blood," and "Winning."
Donald Trump has said that Sheen's on-air rants are "unbelievable entertainment" and added that the actor is welcome to one day compete in his reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice."