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Charlie Sheen's Dad: His Disease Is Like a Cancer

2/23/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's father, Martin Sheen, says his son has a problem -- and it's as bad as cancer.

"He's an extraordinary man," Martin says of his son to Sky News, "He's doing well, we pray for him. If he had cancer, how would you treat him? This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to have an equal measure of concern and love and lift him up."

Charlie himself doesn't appear too worried -- he was spotted on a yacht date with two "goddesses" Monday night.


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My mother died of cancer you bastard Martin Sheen burn in hell. Your son is fifty years old, beats 18 year old sex slaves and spends tens of thousands of dollars on cocaine every week.

Carlos Esteves is not a cancer patient he is an abusive pig.

1337 days ago


Your son should be treated like a cancer patient Martine Sheen? How very noble of you to insist your son is superior to the rest of us.

Why don't you take all his cocaine, grab him by the ear and turn him over to the police? That's how you cure him of his cancer.

With honesty.

1337 days ago


This is offensive to people with cancer. He has a right to stop killin himself. It starts with with realizing that you have to stop smoking coke. It is the hardest thing in the world to a crackhead to understand you will never smoke the stuff again. Once you can accept that, you will began to live again and enjoy the things that once made you happy. This is nothing like cancer. People with cancer don't have this option !!!

1337 days ago


Charlie needs more hookers! They are the best incentive to get well! 2.5 is GREAT! I would never have watched without Charlie's fan!

1337 days ago


Not even close. Addiction can be cured if the addict wants to, cancer can't always be. Martin Sheen is an old, stupid communist who should keep his mouth shut.

1337 days ago


I have to agree with the others - it's pretty sickening you liken Charlie's problems with cancer. Charlie CHOOSES to suck up Cocaine like a Hoover everyday, he CHOOSES to pay for prostitutes - I don't think anyone chooses cancer.
And yes, drug disease is a brain problem, but you don't endure countless rounds of chemotherapy or radiation to treat it.
Very poor choice of words there, and insulting to those with cancer. I'm sure many of them would trade places with Charlie in a heartbeat.
You need to stop defending your sons actions altogether.
You need to start publically announcing that your son is SICK and is a JUNKIE. You should encourage him to find a gottdam hobby since he says he does all this when he is "bored" - another reason the cancer comparison is ridiculous. His life revolves around cocaine and prostitutes and porn.
When he's dead, are you going to say your son died of cancer, or because he was a junkie?

1337 days ago


Take it easy on Martin people. His choice of words was bad - I agree but take it easy please. My Dad died of Cancer. I understand what he is trying to say - he just didn't say it well. If Charlie was my kid now, I wouldn't know how to fix him now either. I'm lost. I know one thing - I wouldn't let him back on the show until he gains 30 pounds and looks better. No makeup in the world is going to cover how Charlie looks now. He will scare the audience. I thought an addict doesn't get better unless they want to and Charlie doesn't seem as though he wants to. He's going to die - his heart will give out or something equally as bad. Take it easy on Martin and Emilio - they are hurting like all of us who want the best for Charlie despite what Charlie wants for himself.

1337 days ago


WoW! From looking at this picture-Hard to believe that this brother is actually older than Charlie.

1337 days ago


Idiot. People do not CHOOSE to get cancer. Charlie chose to do drugs and do porn stars! People with Cancer do not think they are God and above the law! Charlie Sheen is a waste of flesh and his dad is an idiot.!

1337 days ago


ARGHHH!!! Addiction is NOT a diesease, it's a choice! People do NOT choose cancer.
Political correctness has made everyone that makes BAD CHOICES a victim.

1337 days ago


Charlie doesn't have a disease, he's doing exactly what he wants to do. and I furiously resent his dad comparing Charlie's drugs and prostitutes to cancer. My mom died of cancer and the instant you know, life is never the same again. Go blow yourself, Martin. Let's hope you really don't have to face cancer in someone you love.

1337 days ago


ooh, and LOL at the look on Emilio's face. He doesn't look like he is buying the cancer statement either =)

1337 days ago


How dare he compare this to cancer. As a cancer survivor let me tell you, IT WAS NOT MY CHOICE TO GET CANCER. It IS Charlie's choice to be a drug addict. Shame on Martin Sheen.

1337 days ago


Emelio, Emelio, Emelio (sorry, I probably screwed his name up but good) OHHHH you lookn' fine. Too bad had had to make an appearance cuz of your hot mess of a brother. I hope ya get back to the big screen. I miss seeing your face. How about another Maxiunm Overdrive? Love you.

1337 days ago


Yeah! Emelio glancing at his dad was like..Seriously? Poor guy. I love you Emelio

1337 days ago
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