As Charlie Sheen spirals further out of control and away from reality; the star recently lost custody of his twin sons, introduced the world to his “goddesses”, and got an oddly symbolic tattoo, many are wondering what his father, actor Martin Sheen thinks about what it going on.
70-year-old Martin Sheen compares Charlie’s addiction to cancer saying “He’s an extraordinary man and he’s doing well. We pray for him. If he had cancer how would you treat him. This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to have an equal measure of concern and love.”
The actor says that he and his wife Janet Templeton are willing to help their son in his attempt to get clean “You realize we’re not all on the same journey all the time. We have to love that much more. We have to be that much more present.”
But is all the drama and craziness enveloping his son too much for him to handle? It’s been reported that he’s promoting his new film The Way in the UK to “escape” from everything.
“He is taking a break from everything in the U.S…We’ve been told he does not want to answer any questions about Charlie right now.”, a source close to the actor said.
But Charlie doesn’t seem to want any help or even support from his father or brother, Emilio Estevez.
“They tried. But I said, you know, I’m not ready, I’m not interested in your rhetoric right now…I appreciate your love, your compassion, if that’s what you wanna call it. But I’m 45 years old, and I’m not interested in people treating me like a 12-year-old.”
It doesn’t sound to me that Martin Sheen is trying to escape from his son…it sounds like he’s working and carrying on with his life. He’s offered support, and they’ve been through this all before.
On the other hand, it’s sad to see Charlie, who obviously needs help, turn away from those that love them.