January 27th, 2011
10:27 AM ET
With an almost 30-year career in show business, you'd think Jon Cryer has heard it all. But when it comes to those news stories about his troubled "Two and a Half Men" co-star Charlie Sheen, even Cryer sometimes can't believe his ears.
"The stuff you hear is just unbelievable," he told talk-show host Conan O'Brien Wednesday. "I'm checking TMZ - as I do every day to see if I have to go to work at all - and there is a story: they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff. So you're thinking, 'Wow, sure hope Charlie's OK.'"
Cryer, 45, added that it can make for some awkward encounters on set.
"He comes into work and it's like, 'Hey, Charlie. How's it going, man?' And you're checking for scratches — because my mind had come up with this whole thing that he'd crashed the car and then clawed his way back up the cliff. So I said, 'How're you doing, man?' and he said, 'I'm doing OK, except that somebody stole my car and ran it off a cliff last night.'"
While Sheen's explanation may have sounded outlandish, it actually turned out to be true.
"Normally you would not believe that from somebody. But from Charlie Sheen, you believe that," says Cryer. "Because that happened to him. Twice."
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