In fact, for the last few months, they've been fearful for his life!
Several sources close to Charlie Sheen were not surprised by what went down this morning at the Plaza Hotel. These friends have confessed that Charlie has been hanging out with some "bad people" as of late and alleged he's returned to having substance abuse problems since August.
It was shortly after he entered his guilty plea in the Aspen domestic violence case and got a slap on the wrist that he was spotted drinking again at the Playboy mansion. From there, friends allege he has been "a tortured soul for months" and insist that they've been waiting for his lifestyle to take a tragic turn for the worse.
Well, if this mornings activities is any indication of what's been going on in his life, we're about to fear the same thing.
But he has to want to help himself and he's been given so many chances to do so. When is enough enough?
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