Actor Charlie Sheen admitted to "Today" show host Matt Lauer that if someone bet he wouldn't live another year, he "would have taken that action."
In an appearance on the morning show Thursday, Sheen opened up about his meltdown last year. "It was cringeable, yeah. Because I didn't recognize parts of who that guy was. I mean, the verbiage, you know, him looking like a real insane wordsmith was fine, but it was -- it was a trip down."
The TV star is now heading back to the small screen with his new FX series, "Anger Management." He plays a former bigshot who sabotages his career, but comes back as a sadder-but-wiser man.
"You can't help but see that there is some resonance between Charlie's real life and this character," the show's executive producer, Bruce Helford, told the New York Post. "He is a 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' sort of guy."
Lauer asked Sheen if he thinks the cast and crew of "Anger Management" might be a little wary, looking at Charlie as "a volcano that might erupt." The former tiger blood drinker laughed, "I covered that in an opening speech to them on day one. We have it on video somewhere. I don't remember what I said, but got a big laugh."
"Anger Management" will premiere on FX in June.