Excess money led Charlie Sheen to spend on prostitutes

Charlie Sheen spent money on prostitutes because he "ran out of things to buy."

The former Two and a Half Men star - who was a client of notorious madam Heidi Fleiss for years and recently was alleged to have hired "hundreds of women" from a former porn star known only as Felony - blamed his bulging bank balance for his escort habit when asked at his stage show in Chicago Sunday night why he paid for sex.

Charlie - who was paid US$2 million (NZ$2,603,742) per episode before he was fired from Two and a Half Men earlier this year - replied: "Because I had millions to blow. I ran out of things to buy."

Charlie also hit out at his former wives Donna Peele, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller. When asked how many times he had been married, the three-times wed star said "seven thousand. That's why I'm broke" and called Brooke a "kidnapper b***h".

However, he had kind words for his girlfriends, the "goddesses" Natalie Kenly and Rachel Oberlin, saying "They have not disallowed me everything that makes me happy. Period. The end."

Charlie also admitted he would love to return to Two and a Half Men calling co-star Jon Cryer a "rock star".

Although he was booed off stage during the first night of his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour in Detroit on Saturday night, the troubled star redeemed himself in Chicago and left the stage to a standing ovation after making a number of changes to the show, including using a talk show-style format with an unidentified interviewer asking the actor questions.

Charlie later tweeted: "I LOVE YOU CHICAGO! (the new Rock City!!!) c (sic)".

Rapper Snoop Dogg is set to join Charlie for a few shows during his 20-date tour.

- BANG! Showbiz

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