Friday, May 24, 2013
Charlie Sheen's tour may be a winner after all. The 45-year-old crazy and the people of Chicago bonded over their mutual dislike of Detroit, and it was enough to save the troubled actor. At least for the night. Unlike the opening night of his tour in Michigan, there were no boos or walkouts. Instead, the second night of Sheen's My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour concluded with a standing ovation. And if you just threw up in your mouth, you're not alone. Sheen, or his handlers, learned from the mistakes from the first night. Among the changes from the Detroit show -- there was no longer the opening comedian, the crazy monologues or video clips. Instead, there was an emcee who kept Sheen in line. One ticketholder told the Associated Press, it was "weird...but at least no one was booing." Sheen did make some surprising statements -- he'd return to Two and a Half Men and even sign a contract -- and some not-so-surprising statements, such as calling estranged wife Brooke Mueller a "kidnapper bitch." Like it or not, Sheen's show will go on. Just not the one everybody wants to see.