Washington: Charlie Sheen’s long-time friend Bret Michaels has urged him to ‘work out demons’ amid his much-publicised personal problems.
As the ‘Two and a Half men’ star continues to hit headlines, Michaels has jumped to his defence and pledged to help his friend.
Describing the 45 year old as a ‘really great guy’, the rocker used his appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight to urge Sheen’s critics to ‘stop blaming the drugs’ and support him as he works out his issues.
"The Charlie I know is a really great guy that openly admits he fights demons. The same drive that makes (him) be nothing but great with the public and acting is the same drive that can make you crazy. Anytime I’ve been around him - and we’ve had great times, partied together - never once have I had a bad experience. Never once when I was with him did I think, Oh my god...,” Contactmusic quoted him a saying.
"The same stuff that makes him creative and great is the same stuff that can probably make him snap and it’s a tough time he’s going through and as a friend he’s been nothing but great to me.
"We all need help. I think that someone has gotta stop blaming the drugs. It’s happened to me... sometimes you gotta look beyond the drugs, the drugs just mask what’s going on. The help has to be way beyond - going to a couple of weeks of rehab isn’t gonna fix it.
"I don’t think there is (a short fix), long fix is working out those demons whatever they are. That’s what the answer is. I wouldn’t wanna see my best friend or worst enemy go through what the demons are that you gotta fight like that," he added.