Howard Stern says he admires Charlie Sheen for appearing to not care what people think of him, calling the troubled actor's recent antics, which helped spur his firing from "Two and a Half Men," "a fascinating car wreck."
Production on the hit CBS comedy show's eighth season was halted in February soon after Sheen, 45, unleashed a slew of erratic on-air ramblings against its executives and weeks after he underwent treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Sheen was axed from the series on March 7. He has since filed a lawsuit, demanding $100 million.
"I sort of admire Charlie Sheen's ability to say '(Expletive) you' to the world," Stern, known for his raunchy SIRIUS FM talk show, told Rolling Stone magazine. "It's a fascinating car wreck because, you know, how many people are in Hollywood dying for a hit television show?"
"I don't know whether to give him a medal or to throw him in a loony bin," Stern added. "He doesn't care, and that's not me. Oh, I care! I care what my parents think, I care what you think ... I care too much. In a way, I'm in a weird a place as Charlie Sheen. He doesn't care at all and I care too much. Where's the middle ground?"
Sheen had called into Stern's radio show on March 4, three days before he was fired, telling him that he wanted "Two and a Half Men" crew members to get paid for the episodes they worked on before production was halted. He said he did not care about the damage that his fight would do to his public image, saying: "I don't have much of a reputation left to ruin."
Sheen also talked about the "Goddesses," his live-in girlfriends - Rachel Oberlin, known in the porn film business as Bree Olson, and Natalie "Natty K" Kenly, the former nanny to his 2-year-old twin sons. Sheen told Stern that the two women sleep in separate beds in the same room and that at night, he comes in and chooses one of them.
Sheen is planning to embark on a tour in a few weeks and recently added more dates. Check out his tour dates below.April 2, 2011 - Fox Theatre Detroit, Detroit, MI (sold out)
April 3, 2011 - The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL (sold out)
April 5, 2011 - Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, OH
April 6, 2011 - Palace, Columbus, OH
April 8, 2011 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
April 9, 2011 - Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
April 12, 2011 - Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
You can purchase tickets to Charlie Sheen's shows at Ticketmaster.com.