Happy 46th birthday, Charlie Sheen -- he made it through!
It's been a wild year for the former Two and a Half Men star. As his erratic behavior dominated headlines, the actor was officially fired -- and even killed off -- his hit CBS sitcom.
In Oct. 2010, the actor partied it up with porn star Capri Anderson before turning violent and trashing his Plaza Hotel suite. (His ex-wife Denise Richards and their daughters Sam and Lola were in another room down the hall at the time.) He was taken to a hospital for observation and then released.
In January, following an epic bender with porn stars at his mansion, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital for severe abdominal pains. Later that month, he began a rehab program in his home and CBS announced that Two and a Half Men would go on hiatus.
By February, Sheen was aggressively bashing show creator Chuck Lorre in a series of interviews. "My passion is misinterpreted as anger," he explained to the Today Show. I don't think people are ready for the message I'm delivering and delivering with a sense of violent love."
In March, Sheen was officially fired from Two and a Half Men; the instant Twitter superstar announced his nationwide "Torpedo of Truth" tour the same month.
In May, Ashton Kutcher confirmed that he would be joining the cast of Two and a Half Men. By July, Sheen's comeback TV project was announced: Anger Management, a future sitcom loosely based on the 2003 film starring Jack Nicholson.
As of August, Sheen and ex-wife Brooke Mueller -- who he allegedly threatened with a knife on Christmas Day 2009 -- were "thinking of getting back together." The duo -- who are parents to three-year-old twins Max and Bob -- even jetted off to Mexico to celebrate Mueller's 34th birthday.
On Saturday evening, the star is expected to have a low-key birthday dinner in the San Fernando Valley with Mueller and their boys plus other loved ones.