WATCH: Charlie Sheen talks meds and drug abuse on Dr. Oz

2016-01-18 14:09

Los Angeles - Charlie Sheen says "deep substance abuse and drinking" caused his manic episodes.

The 50-year-old actor - who was axed from Two And A Half Men in 2011 over his erratic antics and public rantings about show creator Chuck Lorre - says his past behaviour was a result of his lifestyle choices.

Speaking on The Dr Oz Show, he said: "Manic behaviour is usually in the throes of deep partying, deep substance abuse and drinking. It doesn't really happen when I'm not doing. It has never really reared its head. It's interesting how I answered that question. I've been 'described' or 'diagnosed' by enough people that I guess at some point you have to take a look at it if it keeps walking like a duck."

Meanwhile, Charlie also revealed that he is back on his HIV medication.

Earlier this week he admitted he had stopped the treatment his own doctor had advised him on in order to seek alternative therapy in Mexico, under the care of Dr Sam Chachoua, but when it was clear it wasn't working, he returned to conventional medicine.

His manager, Mark Burg, said: "Just to be clear, Charlie put his life at risk for a doctor who claimed to have a cure for HIV. When it didn't work he immediately went back on his medication."

The former Anger Management actor is planning to return to Dr. Oz's show for another episode.

His manager told People magazine: "Charlie is not being paid for doing The Dr. Oz Show.

"For now, he is doing one more episode of the show where he talks about what he's learning about the disease.

"He will also be discussing how he is taking a holistic medical approach to strengthen his immune system and meeting various doctors and researchers regarding HIV in a future episode."

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