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Long Lost Whoopi Letter:

Dear Charlie,

Quit the Coke

3/19/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Months after Charlie Sheen OD'd on coke back in 1998, Whoopi Goldberg sent him a note  containing heartfelt words of support ... and a REALLY bad joke -- and TMZ has obtained the original letter.

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The letter is postmarked February 1999 -- less than a year after Charlie famously overdosed by injecting himself with cocaine -- and it references the actor's post-rehab "20/20" interview, in which Charlie claimed to be off the drug.

Whoopi -- who has publicly discussed her own battle with substance abuse -- writes, "Saw your interview on '20/20.' I'm so glad your path is clearer. Having lived on that path for many years, it's good to know that you've gone in another direction."

And now for the bad joke -- Whoopi continues, "I'm keeping my fingers, eyes and butt (because it's big enough now) crossed for your success."

Unfortunately, it seems Whoopi's words fell upon deaf ears.

48 COMMENTS

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1.

Cartman    

Hard to take Whoopi's advice on anything but looking bad.

1317 days ago
2.

Christy    

That wasn't a bad joke that was just a stupid joke.

1317 days ago
3.

sean dell    

I LOVE YOU CHARLIE SHEEN

1317 days ago
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JLS    

It wasn't that he didn't listen to her. He was in a full blown addiction to a heavy drug. Drug addicts don't stop just because somebody tells them to. It's a bit more physical than that.

Sheesh. Dumb article.

1317 days ago
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JLS    

Ava-poster 4

Charlie isn't crazy for trying to support his family any way he can. You are missing the point. He is without a job and has many obligations not the least of which is 55k a month x 2 in child support. He's trying to honor that when most would simply go back to court and tell the judge they couldn't keep it up.

1317 days ago
6.

ucistu    

Winning, duh! That jokes was pretty funny, made us laugh

1317 days ago
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NORTHERN IRELAND BABE    

#6
THE GUYS EARNING 100 MILLION FROM RERUNS AND DVD SALES OF 2&1/2 MEN,HE'S JUST FULL OF GREED AND LUST FOR MONEY,AMONGST OTHER THINGS.WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP DEFENDING HIM, HE DOSEN'T APPRECIATE IT.

1317 days ago
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testtmz    

hi...test

1317 days ago
9.

ksis    

"It fell on deaf ears"? How low, TMZ. Good to know you believe in Charlie.

1317 days ago
10.

Kelly    


Whoopie will make a big deal out of this posting on the View Monday.
Love her, but I hope she doesn't get on a soap box abt it.
The View stresses me out anyway with all the beechin that happens!

1317 days ago
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laura pichierri    

CHARLIE YOU ARE THE BEST

1317 days ago
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Stacy    

Why does TMZ have an old letter of Charlie's ?
Where did they get it ?
I hope they didn't steal it.

1317 days ago
13.

jb    

44 cents to send a letter in 1999?

1317 days ago
14.

cali    

Why does TMZ have an old letter of Charlie's ?
Where did they get it ?
I hope they didn't steal it.

Posted at 4:33 AM on Mar 19, 2011 by Stacy

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Charlie sold it on Ebay for $500,000

1317 days ago
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bm    

I caught that too. Postage in 1999 was only $.33.

1317 days ago
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