Charlie Sheen sat down with Katie Couric and hypothesized about what led to his highly publicized 2011 meltdown where he was giving bizarre interviews, dating two porn stars at once and coining terms like “winning” and “tiger’s blood.” A lot of people thought it was because of his drug addiction or that he was a manic-depressive or both. That’s not the case it seems. PhD Sheen has his own theory.
“I think I was doing too much testosterone cream, and I think it metabolized into… a steroid. I think it was a bit of a roid rage. That’s the only thing I can point to to explain (it). There was no booze, no pain pills, seriously there was nothing, there was no street drugs.”
Having not seen the video, I assume Katie just sat there with a puzzled look on her face similar to when someone tries to convince you there was no such thing as dinosaurs or evolution.
First, why was Charlie using a testosterone cream? A quick Google search shows that testosterone cream is most commonly used for low libido among other things but let’s stick to low libido because that seems most obvious. Now, can it metabolize into a steroid which then causes roid rage? No, probably not. Probably because that doesn’t happen and especially because roid rage isn’t a real thing. Contrary to popular belief, using steroids doesn’t give you the personality of the Incredible Hulk. It may, however, lower the impulse control for someone who’s already inclined toward aggressiveness. So the real question is, was the testosterone cream responsible for it or was it all the drugs he was taking. I don’t have a PhD like Charlie but it was the drugs.