May 4th, 2011
10:42 AM ET
Does this count as a “Violent Torpedo of Truth”?
The age-old tale that Charlie Sheen accidentally shot Kelly Preston in the arm back in 1990 is getting an update: Sheen tells fans at his “Truth” tour stop in Vancouver that he had nothing to do with it.
Sheen, who was engaged to Preston at the time, says he was downstairs making coffee when the incident happened.
"I thought she was still asleep upstairs. And I heard a f--- gunshot go off. I thought, 'She did it, she finally f-- did it,” he told the crowd. “She killed herself and they're going to f--- blame me.'”
Well, he was right about the blame – even Sheen himself admits, “For years, people thought...there was this discussion, this conversation about the time that I tried to kill Kelly Preston.”
At the time, he says that he "abandoned the coffee - because a gunshot in the morning will wake you up better than a nice cup of coffee - [and] I come around the corner and there's naked Kelly Preston at the top of the stairs, holding her wrist, staring at me, covered in blood, and I thought, that's pretty f--- hot,” although he quickly adds that he didn’t really think that.
Once he cleaned her up, got bandages and stopped the bleeding, he says that Preston told him that “when she lifted my pants off the scale in the bathroom while she was sitting on the toilet, the tiny revolver I used to carry fell out of the back pocket and hit the floor and shot a bullet right between her legs. So she got hit with shrapnel from the toilet bowl.”
The morning grew even more strange, Sheen goes on. “The oddest moment, when I picked up the phone, I looked at the phone completely perplexed and I didn’t know whether to call 911 or 411."
Sheen and Preston, who is now married to John Travolta, never made it to the altar, but the 48-year-old actress doesn't seem to harbor any ill will towards the former "Two and a Half Men" star.
"We were together for a year, and he wasn't drinking, and he wasn't doing drugs," Preston recently told People. "And there's a beautiful person in there. He really is a great man."
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