Thursday 23 November 2017

Troubled star loses sheen as furious fans walk out of show

Actor Charlie Sheen is introduced to the audience during his performace at the Fox Theatre in Detroit
Actor Charlie Sheen is introduced to the audience during his performace at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Jeff Karoub in Detroit

Charlie Sheen was heckled and booed by furious audience members who walked out of his variety show debut at the weekend in droves, demanding refunds.

Troubled Sheen (45), and the women he calls his "goddesses", walked on stage in Detroit on Saturday night to thunderous applause during the first date of his planned 20-stop, month-long 'Torpedo of Truth' variety show tour.

The two women, a former porn star and an actress who live with him, carried placards with the words 'War' and 'Lock', a reference to Sheen's recent description of himself.

"I don't see a single empty seat," he said.

But that quickly changed as the show failed to live up to its billing and audience members at the Fox Theatre began yelling at the sacked 'Two And A Half Men' star for their money back and then walked out.

Sheen was fired from the hit CBS TV sitcom in March over his alleged drug use. Sheen responded by filing a $100m (€70.2m) lawsuit.

The debacle calls into question the fate of the tour.

"It was just a bunch of ranting," said audience member Rodney Gagnon (34), of Ontario.

Sheen's publicist, Larry Solters, declined to comment after the show.

Irish Independent

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