The Real Reason Charlie Sheen Sent Jon Cryer An Angry Video Message After He Life Two And A Half Men
2024/03/31

Charlie Sheen's career has been full of ups and downs. Over the years, the actor has been implicated in allegations of domestic violence and drug abuse, for which he has also found himself on the wrong side of the law multiple times. He has also gained a reputation as being somewhat unprofessional in his work, often falling foul with his colleagues and bosses in various projects.

At the height of his success, the Two and a Half Men star was worth $150 million, a figure which now stands at a comparatively meager $10 million. It would take a very dramatic turn of events for Sheen to recover his lost wealth.

Two and a Half Men was pretty much the pinnacle of the actor's career, as he played the character Charlie Harper in a total of 177 episodes of the popular CBS sitcom.

Even there, trouble found its way into his life, and he eventually left the show in rather acrimonious circumstances.

Following that controversial exit, Sheen is said to have sent an angry video message to Jon Cryer, one of his main co-stars in the show.

Why Was Charlie Sheen Fired From Two And A Half Men?

As the title of the show suggests, Charlie Sheen's Charlie Harper was one of three main characters in Two and a Half Men.

According to one synopsis on IMDb, the sitcom tells the story of 'jingle-writer Charlie, [who] is forced to change his lifestyle and learn to control his drinking, smoking, gambling and womanizing when after a 12 years marriage, his fresh dumped-by-wife brother and his son need a place to stay.

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Charlie's brother is known as Alan Harper, a part that was played by Jon Cryer. Then-child actor Angus T. Jones completed this main cast line-up, as Alan's slacker son. The trio worked together for the first eight seasons of the show, before trouble started brewing.

Sheen had been battling substance addiction over the years. On one occasion in January 2011, production of the show had to be halted as he underwent a rehab program.

In the weeks that followed, Sheen took aim at series creator Chuck Lorre in an interview, where he called him some choice words like 'turd', 'clown', 'charlatan' and 'p*ssy'.

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This rant became the tipping point, and he was fired from the show.

Why Did Charlie Sheen Send An Angry Video Message To Jon Cryer?

Following his dismissal from Two and A Half Men, Charlie Sheen did not appear interested in de-escalating the situation. In fact, he stepped things up when he took an interview with E! News and blasted Jon Cryer for failing to back him in the feud with Warner Bros., the producing studio for the show.

"Like I said, you're with me, or you're with the trolls. Obviously [Jon Cryer is] with the trolls," Sheen said in the interview. "Jon has not called me. He's a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll.

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"He issued a statement," Sheen continued. "Is it gonna take me calling him a traitor, juvenile and scared for him to get it?" The New York-born star was also asked how he would respond if Cryer had decided to reach out to him at the time, after all.

"What's there to say? I'll tell him 'You're a little late. Goodbye, troll," Sheen retorted. "When I'm starring in multimillion-dollar films and he's begging me for a supporting role I'll say, 'You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity."

Are Charlie Sheen And Jon Cryer Still Beefing Today?

Having spent eight years working side by side, one would imagine that Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen's relationship would have been strong enough to withstand the latter's rancorous exit from Two and a Half Men.

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As it turns out, even their time as colleagues was beset with challenges. In an interview with Access Live, Cryer defined his relationship with Sheen as 'crazy', although he gave the disclaimer that he did enjoy working with him.

"It was crazy. It was way more craziness than I really was hoping for, honestly. It was tough to watch a guy who I had seen when we started the show… Charlie had been sober for a while and was really in control of his life," Cryer said.

"It was tough to see that go away. That was the hardest part of being involved in that process," he continued. "But actually doing the shows was always great. There was never a time when it wasn't great."

In March 2019, Cryer confirmed that it had been years since he and Sheen last spoke, saying that he did not wish to 'get back on that roller coaster.'

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