Sheen axed documentary plans because footage was ‘cringable’

Sheen’s popular sitcom Two and a Half Men stalled last February (11) following a series of bizarre antics, which began with the star trashing a hotel room in New York over a missing watch and ended with his hospitalisation following an all-night party.

He was then fired from the comedy series in March (11) after publicly feuding with producers and series creator Chuck Lorre – and the incident sent the actor on a downward spiral in which he spent several weeks making crazed public appearances.

He blasted TV executives and co-stars online, lost custody of his twin sons with his ex Brooke Mueller, made famous a number of oddball slogans, and staged a bizarre travelling one-man show called the Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour.

Sheen vowed to reflect on his headline-grabbing year by releasing a documentary about his antics, but the actor has since changed his mind, confessing it was just too embarrassing to watch his own home movies.

During an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today on Thursday (29Mar12), he said, “It’s interesting because I was gonna do a documentary with all the footage that I shot during the tour and the whole build-up during the meltdown… and looking at a lot of (the) stuff I was like, ‘Ew, wow, I can’t put that back out (into the media).’

“It was a little cringable (sic), because I didn’t recognise parts of who that guy was. I mean the verbage (sic) and him looking like a real insane (person)… it was a trip.”

Sheen is now sober and is gearing up for a comeback with his new comedy series Anger Management, which premieres in June (12).