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Charlie Sheen blames substance abuse for erratic behaviour

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Charlie Sheen blames substance abuse for erratic behaviour

Charlie Sheen says "deep substance abuse and drinking" caused his manic episodes.

The 50-year-old actor - who was axed from 'Two And A Half' men in 2011 over his erratic antics and public rantings about show creator Chuck Lorre - says his past behaviour was a result of his lifestyle choices.

Speaking on 'The Dr Oz Show', he said: "Manic behaviour is usually in the throes of deep partying. Deep substance abuse and drinking. It doesn't really happen when I'm not doing. It has never really reared its head. It's interesting how I answered that question. I've been 'described' or 'diagnosed' by enough people that I guess at some point you have to take a look at it if it keeps walking like a duck."

Meanwhile, Charlie also revealed that he is back on his HIV medication.

Earlier this week he admitted he had stopped the treatment his own doctor had advised him on in order to seek alternative therapy in Mexico, under the care of Dr Sam Chachoua, but when it was clear it wasn't working, he returned to conventional medicine.

His manager, Mark Burg, said: "Just to be clear, Charlie put his life at risk for a doctor who claimed to have a cure for HIV. When it didn't work he immediately went back on his medication."