Charlie Sheen ‘nearly died 4 times from drug overdoses’

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 12:35 PM IST

London: Charlie Sheen’s pals have claimed that the actor nearly ‘died’ four times in five months from drug overdoses.

Friends also say that the former ‘Two And a Half Men’ star was saved by staff at his Beverly Hills mansion.

They revealed that the 45-year-old had become so concerned about his 36-hour cocaine benders that he now uses special pills that prevent heart attacks.

“Since October, Charlie’s suffered at least four potentially fatal cocaine overdoses, maybe even more. But his life was saved each time by people who rushed to his side,” the Daily Star quoted one close pal as saying.

And his pals claim his overdoses have become so predictable that he plans for them in advance by carrying nitroglycerine pills with him when he is using cocaine.

“When his drug binges reach the levels that his heart rate starts to increase dramatically, Charlie pops a pill, believing it prevents a deadly heart attack,” his pal explained.

ANI