Nearly two years ago, Charlie Sheen decided to make a drastic change in his life.
After a years-long battle with substance abuse, the Two and a Half Men star became sober in December 2017. Now, in a PEOPLE exclusive sneak peek at an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the actor opens up to the former late-night host about his sobriety and what pushed him to pursue it.
“Well, this is the new Charlie Sheen we’re seeing,” says Leno, 69, who’s known Sheen for almost 40 years. “You look good!”
Sheen, 54, explains that “about a year-and-a-half ago, it just hit me that I knew it was time to make a change,” and confirms that he hasn’t had a drink since.
“And, you know, it didn’t require some crazy rehab stint or a shootout with the cops,” says Sheen, who clarifies that “it didn’t require anything super dramatic and crazy and front-page news.”