Charlie Sheen, the controversial American actor, has revealed he was taking steroids during the filming of his classic 1989 baseball movie 'Major League'. Charlie Sheen famously played 'Ricky 'Wild Thing Vaughn' in the satirical comedy that also starred Wesley Snipes and Tom Berenger.
Speaking in Sports Illustrated's 'Where Are They Now' issue, Sheen admits to using steroids to enhance his "fast ball" for the movie. The actor revealed, "Let's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f*ck My fastball went from 79 to like 85". Sheen's character was best known for his 'lightning-bolt' hairstyle, but the actor claims it began to cause problems, saying, "I didn't like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I've got enough of that already. Add that to the mix, and it's a recipe for a fistfight". It's not the first time Sheen has spoken openly about his drug use - the former 'Two and a Half Men' star told ABC News in February that he'd taken more drugs "than anybody could survive".
It was recently reported Charlie Sheen is close to finalizing a deal to return to television following his sacking from 'Two and a Half Men' earlier this year. The actor will reportedly play a character similar to his 'Charlie Harper' creation in a new sitcom set to premiere in 2012.