After weeks of "winning" in a media frenzy following his firing from "Two and a Half Men," Charlie Sheen publicly apologized for his "warlock" ways -- which included lashing out at the sitcom's creator Chuck Lorre and costar Jon Cryer; alleged substance abuse; shacking up with a pair of "goddesses"; launching a tour called "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option" and a slew of questionable statements that suggested a meltdown. During the 2011 Emmy Awards, Sheen made an effort to mend his fences with his former colleagues Lorre and Cryer. "From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season," Sheen said before presenting an award. Sheen also talked about his "manic period" with Matt Lauer on the "Today Show," saying he was "a lot calmer and a lot mellower." He also made an appearance on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "[The media frenzy] was like a runaway train that I was kind of the reluctant conductor of and it just kept going," he said.
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