Charlie Sheen bombs in Detroit: What went wrong

Laura Donovan Contributor

Can this tour survive?

As reported late Saturday, Charlie Sheen’s debut performance of his sold out My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour in Detroit proved to be an epic fail.

What went wrong? 5,000 pumped-up fans filled up the Fox Theater for the sold-out show, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. What followed was a confusing, unscripted, un-rehearsed and very un-funny mess.

Things began badly with Sheen’s opening act — a comedian who was quickly booed. Sheen himself popped on stage to settle the crowd, who gave him a standing ovation. At last, the main event began at 9, with a montage of violent film clips and a live rendition of the National Anthem as sung by two porn stars.

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