Jon Cryer has had a long friendship with Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen. In his new tell-all memoir “So That Happened,” there’s a few fun and heartbreaking anecdotes about his friendship with the former star.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cryer opens up about his own divorce, and said that Sheen helped him out in the most awkward way possible.
“I was an emotional basket case… I decided I might as well pay someone for company and certain intimate pleasures so that I could at least get my equilibrium back with the opposite sex. Charlie suggested a few online purveyors he used, as this was when prostitution was gaining a foothold on the Internet.”
Cryer continued to talk about the experience, and the awkwardness doesn’t end with Sheen suggesting some sites. “It was really a very friendly experience, maybe because the act of having sex is quite the conversational icebreaker.”
The exploits didn’t stop there, as Cryer said that he had helped Sheen hide a pile of porn from his then-wife Denise Richards.
Although those two situations sound like they could make for a great comedy, being Charlie’s friend isn’t all laughs. Jon Cryer opened up about Sheen’s spiral which the public saw thanks to the enormous media coverage. In fact, we have the word phrase “#winning” thanks to Sheen, but according to Cryer, his meltdown went beyond a simple meme.
It all came to a head when Sheen was arrested for spousal battery of his wife Brook Mueller. When Sheen’s publicist asked for Cryer to release a statement of support, Jon refused and said that he didn’t think Charlie was sober anymore.
“Situations like this are rough on your sense of friendship and loyalty, because the allegations are serious, yet you know Charlie and Brooke are a drug-troubled pair.. but that doesn’t mean he didn’t do something to her.”
Then when Sheen returned to set in 2010 looking “gaunt” Cryer knew his health was declining. He seemed pained to recall the last scene they shot together as Charlie wasn’t on his game.
“He could not remember anything he was supposed to say. It was hard to comprehend what I was seeing because Charlie had always prided himself on getting it done on show night.”
He continued, “And with that, we all accepted that something was truly broken here, that Charlie couldn’t be counted on to even go through the motions anymore.”
What do you think of Jon Cryer’s honest words about Charlie Sheen?
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