Sunday, May 1, 2011

Charlie Sheen–Humanitarian????

We’ve run several stories on Charlie Sheen here at Smokes and Booze (HERE, HERE and HERE are just some examples) . To me, he is an excellent actor and a great comedian. He lives a lifestyle that some of us envy and (in a world where every is Politically Correct) he says what’s on his mind. Which I like.

Today we have a different story on Charlie, but one that I think SHOULD get out and have more publicity.

Charlie Sheen the humanitarian.

Great Job Charlie. We love you.

Charlie Sheen to raise money for baseball attack victim

CSFastballSAN FRANCISCO -- Charlie Sheen will use his Saturday show in San Francisco to raise money for the Giants fan who was left in a coma after an attack outside a Giants-Dodgers game last month, the actor's rep said.

Proceeds from any merchandise sold at the actor's weekend show -- part of his six-week "Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour -- will benefit the medical fund set up for assault victim Brian Stow, the rep told the Hollywood Reporter Thursday.

Stow was beaten unconscious by two men in March outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after the Dodgers' Opening Day win over the Giants.

Stow's attackers were wearing Los Angeles Dodgers gear and started a fight with Stow and his friends, who were fans of the opposing Giants, police said.

No suspects have been arrested but a substantial award has been offered for information in the case.

The 42-year-old paramedic was placed in a medically-induced coma and has shown signs of brain damage.

"From the beginning, the doctors have been very honest with us," Stow's sister, Erin Collins, said in an interview earlier this month. "They've always said his chances of ever waking up out of that coma are slim. We're holding on to those slim chances."

This is not the first time the 45-year-old Sheen has used his tour to offer to raise money. He organized a last-minute walk to raise money for bipolar disease when his tour was in Toronto in April. However, the group he had promised to give the money to expressed frustration days later saying they hadn't seen any cash. Sheen's business manager later assured the group, the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders, the actor would make the donation.

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