Charlie Sheen: ‘Tiger Blood’ And ‘Winning’ Rants Caused By Testosterone Cream

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Charlie Sheen reveals on Wednesday’s “The Dr. Oz Show” that his bizarre rants in 2011, which included the declaration his body was pumping “tiger blood,” were a result of taking too much testosterone cream. The actor admits, among other things, the added testosterone caused him to be “detached from all things real” during the time.

Sheen made headlines in 2011 when he was forced from “Two and a Half Men” and then filed a $100 million lawsuit against the show’s creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. During a subsequent series of oddball TV appearances to talk about the case, Sheen coined such catchphrases as “Duh, winning,” “I’m not bipolar, I’m bi-winning,” “rock star from Mars,” and, of course, “tiger blood.”

The public generally assumed Sheen’s wild antics were a result of drug use, but on Wednesday’s “Dr. Oz Show,” the actor says that it was actually a side effect of him “taking a lot of testosterone cream… I think I went too far with it. It was kind of like a borderline… not a ’roid rage, but a ’roid disengage.” Sheen adds, “That was a very specific period of time that did feel very out-of-body and very just detached from all things real. I felt superhuman during some of that.”

Gossip Cop remembers that time well. We were with Sheen during his “Violent Torpedo Of Truth” tour in Florida. See a moment from that below.

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