Charlie Sheen believes there's a chemical explanation for the out-there behavior he exhibited back in 2011.
When the 50-year-old actor unleashed tirades about "tiger blood" and the fact that he was "winning," he was under the influence of heavy doses of testosterone cream, he said in a new interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz this week.
"That was a very specific period of time that did feel very out-of-body and very just detached from all things real. I felt superhuman during some of that," Charlie explained in a return visit to the show, according to the New York Post.
"It was a lot of highs and lows. I was taking a lot of testosterone cream, and I think I went too far with it. It was kind of like a borderline … not a 'roid rage, but a 'roid disengage."
The "'roid disengage," Charlie said, contributed to his public feud with "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre and declarations like "you can't process me with a normal brain" and "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available, because if you try it once, you will die."
Much of what came out of Charlie's mouth at the time helped sell tickets to his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour. Looking back, however, Charlie sees how promoting himself the way he did kept him in an unhealthy state of mind.
"That's the stuff that I do look at [and] cringe a little," he said. "It was nice to give people a bunch of slogans and T-shirts and all that. [But] the rest of it was a lot of work ... There were things about that person that were empowering, that were vibrant … but I didn't like the anger. I tend to be victimized by my anger at times."
The Dr. Oz interview also delves into the actor's rocky relationships with his ex-wives, Brooke Mueller, who was in and out of rehab during Charlie's live tour, and Denise Richards, who is suing him for $1.2 million for selling the home he had given to their daughters, Sam and Lola.
"I'm basically being punished for giving her a house. It doesn't make any sense," he said. "My thought was, 'She's burning down the bank and then trying to rob it.'"
Dr. Oz's interview with Charlie airs on ABC on Feb. 24.