In response to a twitter request from University of Alabama student David Harris of Mobile, Alabama, asking Sheen if he would be willing to perform a relief show in Alabama, Sheen arrived in Tuscaloosa ready to assist.
Most of Tuscaloosa was destroyed by the recent severe tornado activity which ravaged many US states last week.
Sheen toured the decimated Alberta City neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, commenting “I’m here to bring the focus of the world down, I’m on a bit of a recon mission and then we’re going to plan a fundraiser and come back in full force.”
The embattled star was recently fired from “Two and a Half Men” back in March and is currently in a bitter dispute with executive producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television over the matter.
During his visit, Sheen met with storm victims, first responders, police officers and National Guard soldiers. He visited the site of a destroyed Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant where he walked through the rubble amid rotting food. He later visited the ruins of an apartment complex,
Sheen also took time to purchase flashlights at the local K-Mart for some of the thousands of people still without electricity, paying the $324.07 tab with his own Visa card.
Walt Maddox, the Tuscaloosa Mayor, welcomed Sheen’s visit hoping “he’s sincere when he says he’ll come back.” Maddox said. Sheen confirmed he is planning a benefit show and hopes to hold it at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
Although not yet sure exactly what the fundraiser will include, Sheen speculated a possible charitable baseball game or “multimedia show” involving musicians and comedians at the nearby University of Alabama.
“We’re just going to ask them to drop everything and get down here,” Sheen said.