Charlie Sheen’s Perfectly Reasonable Explanations

From an ear infection to an allergic reaction, a look at a year of the “Two and a Half Men” star’s explanations for the drama in his life

Last Updated: January 28, 2011 @ 2:17 PM

Charlie Sheen’s dramatic life includes cars flying off cliffs, partying with porn stars, an ambulance ride, and once, even missing work. But Sheen and his overworked spokesman can explain all the crazy things that keep happening to him. Here’s a look back at them over the last year.

Feb. 5, 2010: Sheen’s Mercedes Benz SUV is found down a cliff near his home.

Explanation: This time, police do the talking. Officer Bruce Borihanh says officers got a 911 call about the car around 4 a.m., approximately when Sheen reported it stolen, according to the Associated Press. Police investigate it as an auto theft, and another car is later found near Sheen’s, supporting the theft explanation.

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June 15, 2010: Sheen’s 2010 Mercedes S600 is found down a ravine near his home at 3 a.m.

Explanation: Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, says he believes the keys had been left in the ignition. Police Officer Norma Eisenman says someone apparently took the SUV from Sheen's driveway and he didn’t know it was missing.

Oct. 26, 2010: Police report finding Sheen intoxicated in a trashed hotel room in New York with a woman who later turns out to be porn actress Capri Anderson. Anderson (real name Christine Walsh) claims a month later that Sheen sniffed something white and later put his hands around her neck. She threatens to sue.

Explanation: Rosenfield says Sheen had an "adverse allergic reaction" to medication. Later, back home in L.A., Sheen calls the whole thing "overblown." The day Anderson lobs accusations against him on “Good Morning America,” Sheen sues, accusing her of trying to shake him down. She doesn’t file suit.

Jan. 12: Sheen misses his Tuesday “Two and a Half Men” call time after a vodka-fueled weekend bender with porn stars in Las Vegas. (Impressively, he made it to work on Monday.)

Explanation: “It was an ear infection, he went to the doctor,” Rosenfield tells TheWrap.

Jan. 27: Sheen is rushed to the hospital after hours of partying at home. TMZ, citing a “source inside the house,” says the partying included a cocaine-filled briefcase.

Explanation: "All I know is he was having severe abdominal pains and went to the hospital,” Rosenfield says, later adding that he doesn’t believe the TMZ report.

Later Extra reports the most innocuous explanation yet: Steve Broderson, identified as a friend, says Sheen aggravated a hernia injury by laughing too hard at the TV.