Few people, we at Celebrity News and Style included, made much news out of Sheen’s supposedly upcoming stage shows. Many of us suspected they would not happen. They at first seemed to be all part of Sheen’s “winning” media war on the bosses of TV Show, “Two and a Half Men” from which Sheen was fired this month. All talk, and no action.
However, it looks like the live shows based on Charlie Sheen’s real life, are really going to happen and fans are lapping up the opportunity. Tickets for the show, “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show Live”, which will take place at various US venues through April 2011, were sold out within minutes of going on sale on Saturday for the tour dates in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.
Now Charlie Sheen has announced that $1 from the sale of each ticket will go to the Red Cross relief fund. The money will be used to help victims of the 8.9-magnitude tremor and the resulting tsunami which left more than 2,000 people dead, many more still missing, and tens of thousands homeless. You’re all heart, Charlie!
Sheen was just one of the stars to Tweet their good will messages to the people of Japan in the wake of the devastation. In his now typically bizarre mode of address, he urged people to “love them violently”. He’s also pledged to put his money where his mouth is – at least some of it, with the donation.