November 5th, 2010
05:47 PM ET

Tom Sizemore fears for Charlie Sheen's life

Charlie Sheen’s incident at the Plaza Hotel in New York last week wasn't the actor's first encounter with bad press.

Yet in the court of public opinion, the verdict seems to be, “So what?!” - and he’s still the highest paid actor on TV.

But Sheen’s long-time friend and fellow actor Tom Sizemore, who was recently on "Celebrity Rehab" battling his own addictions, says he fears for Sheen's life. CNN sat down with him in Los Angeles to get his take on what’s going on with Sheen.

“I don’t want to be a doomsayer, but if he doesn’t get any help it’s just going to get worse,” Sizemore said.

“He could have a crippling heart attack and not die and be a vegetable. He could die. He could...hurt somebody else [while] driving intoxicated.” Sizemore said, adding, “There’s been a series of events here that are very, very worrisome.”

The actor told CNN that both he and Robert Downey Jr., who has struggled with addiction as well, have both reached out to Sheen but he isn’t talking. Sizemore thinks Sheen is in denial, and he wants the troubled star to get help.

But for now, it seems as long as Charlie Sheen keeps showing up for work, and working his on-screen magic, what he does off-screen doesn't matter.

For more from this interview, tune in to CNN on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET and Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Danno

    And METH is afraid for Tom Sizemore's life

    November 8, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. @Bgg1175

    Wow dude looks like you have some anger issues...and is disgruntled against women...hhmmmm...

    November 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bgg1175

    The CNN Bimbos need to understand he was accused by his wife! In the real world women lie and take advantage of the "SYSTEM" which is stacked against men! So to say "What does this say about abusers?" is 2 CNN BIMBOS unfairly making statements that assume his wifes statement was true!
    As for Sheen, what does it matter if he dies? As Oliver Stone called him "pu$$* from Malibu'! Hes been a rich punk his whole life! Its not some great loss when another overpaid talentless punk from Hollywood dies! No Loss! The real tragedy is that people waste their time caring about Hollywoods trash!

    November 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. josephine

    I can't stand the ppl who judge drug addicts. No one except Charlie Sheen knows what's really going on in his life. Leave him alone & he'll deal with his issues when he's ready & not a second before. BTW, what difference does it make that he has millions? You probably say the same thing about the homeless drug addicts because you were "lucky" enough not to have this problem.

    November 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hank

    He is rich, he is grown and he dont care. Leave the m other f uck er alone...

    November 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lisa Benton

    Sheen has had such a long term problem with substance abuse that it leads me to believe he's never really changed his lifestyle to support sobriety. At the end of the day, that shift is what helps consolidate sobriety. These days, even substance abuse clinics for severe, long term users are using exercise to help replace the biochemical surges that users are typically after when they use. I've written more about that here if you are interested in learning more:

    November 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Davidson

    Maybe it was staged for ratings,everybody was paid off and nobody got hurt,Sheen wasn't even arrested, this time.This kind of incident drives the shows ratings into the stratosphere because now viewers have something actually real to relate to and reality sells. Truly though trashing hotel rooms hasn't paid off very well for many rock stars.

    November 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. dawnscasa

    I like Charlie, In interviews you can see he has that charisma, Remeber all these woman claiming abuse, Brooke Mueller was high and drunk @ 8:30 am on Christmas morning. She made a 911 call and tried to recant. The guy is loaded literally with cash, easy payoff for these woman. I am a woman, would I date Charlie Sheen hell NO! These girls are all wannabe's. The only class act he ever had was Denise Ric hards. Brooke Mueller was arrested 2x her mugshot avaliable, in rehab she admits 12 times, once while 6 months pregnant with twins. Nice????

    November 6, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nancy F

    I"m damn tired hearing about these self-centered, spoiled so-called celebrities. Another high-end drug addict gets more attention than the more important issues of the day. He'd better get his life cleaned up before some innocent person(s) get hurt – or worse.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mike Creel

    Like Charlies the only person in America that gets loaded on a regular basis and manages to hold down a good job. Let the man live his life the way he sees fit, he's only got one.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rchnpdx

    What a joke. Sizemore is no where. He's as paranoid as they come. I cringe when I see his name in a move.

    November 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ronnie

    I still do not know why Sizemore is out of prison after the Heidi Fleiss ordeal!

    November 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Kid

    Charlie Harper is having fun, real Charlie isn't. Real Charlie needs to take another look at all he has in this real world. Many have nil. I'm one that's pulling for you BILLY!

    November 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. EmeraldCity

    The only thing different about this guy from the majority of the population is that he's a t.v. star. Who cares? He's no better than anyone else. Like many others, he has no problem acting like an idiot. The only difference is that he does so in front of millions.

    November 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marco555

    Sizemore can shut up. These cats come out of those LA treatment centers wearing robes and tossing rose pedals. Charley is an American icon. He'll handle his business, and he'll have his own moment of clarity.

    November 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GillenH20

      Agreed. Mr. Sizemore is not even close to being role-model material (unless one wishes to learn how to beat-up women from an expert!) and should keep his arrogant mouth shut. Just act, Tom, that's what you're good at. Leave the decent-human being job to someone more qualified.

      November 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. CuadRose

    Anyone who enables Charlie Sheen in his denial is a party to his downfall. Enablers can love you into the grave. Charlie Sheen is still trying to do it his way and it results in diminishing returns.

    His addiction is in charge and he is very ill. He thinks he is still in charge, that is denial at work. He still thinks he knows what he is doing and doesn't accept that he is unable to sustain a recovery focus because he is trying to recover in secret. He needs to come out into the light of other recovering addicts instead of holding to the thought that he is somehow different than other addicts.

    He isn't an addict because he is a celebrity. He is an addict, period. His self-worship is killing him. His television show employers are supporting him in his death wish. How sad. Have we learned nothing from prior deaths of well loved celebs? When they are dead, they are dead and no amount of worshipping them will bring them back.

    November 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. kman

    He is living the life of a playboy. Having the most beautiful women and living like a stud. I'll trade with you Charlie.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jimbo

    what a nice friend to go on National TV to get publicity for himself, when he hasn't had it in a while, at the expense of his "friend."

    November 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. steve

    Does anyone really give a RIP what happens to this dirtbag? I think he should start preparing for that dirtnap that he has been hailing like a taxi.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Seriously. Someone name the soldiers killed overseas this week.....anyone? Who gives a crap if this spoiled brat kills himself slowly. He's a clown, he'll dance around like a clown until he goes out like one.....weak fool.

      November 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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      November 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      "Seriously. Someone name the soldiers killed overseas this week.....anyone? Who gives a crap if this spoiled brat kills himself slowly. He's a clown, he'll dance around like a clown until he goes out like one.....weak fool."

      You're exactly right Mike...soldiers dying overseas defending the country; people getting killed in accidents or being murdered for no reason...yet we're supposed to care what happens to the "poor little rich kid" with the self inflicted wound? Gimme a break...

      November 8, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  20. kathy

    I used to absolutely love his TV show. But since he has had all this trouble it's really hard to watch. Sheen is becoming more like Charlie everyday and that is really sad.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. mejazzbo

    Sounds like projection to me.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Wade N Ginger N Eastman Georgia

    You know I really feel like Mr. Sizemore has a point, Charlie is a very sought after person and I would be willing to be that there are individuals out there that would ( love him to death ) you know kind of an Annie Wilkes ( Kathy Bates ) in Misery. situation, I am a huge CHarlie Sheen fan and an even bigger Tom Sizemore fan,..SORRY CHARLIE!!! I could never love neither one of you to death though....However there are those occasional IDIOTS out there that are not afraid to ask you for when they see you on the street and ask if they can have your shirt or your underware,or just anything personal...Those are the kind of people that I feel Charlie should be aware of,And even the ones that HATE him because of a movie role...Yeah there are the TRUE believers out there that think movies are real.or the characters that are in the movies at least....Well Tom Or CHarlie if either one of you read this...Hit me up and tell me what your take is on the whole

    November 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. DPH

    Paulo, you're a real class act.

    November 5, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. paulo

    At least he's getting primo Hollywood tail before he checks out....

    November 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. sheppard

    Actually, I fear more for the folks (particularly women) who come near Charlie.

    November 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      "Especially women"? Seriously? You don't care if some single father with kids gets killed by him driving drunk? Grow up and start show ing the same concern for ALL people.

      November 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      Yeah, Charlie is having an anger management problem with women. The drugs and the divorces are starting to take a toll. Thinks women are out for his stuff.

      Charlie has others drive for him.

      November 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |

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