Rob Ford can overcome his problems: Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen, left, thinks Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can overcome his substance abuse problems. (QMI...

Charlie Sheen, left, thinks Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can overcome his substance abuse problems. (QMI Agency File Photos)

Angela Hennessy, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:28 AM ET

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford is as “tough as nails” and can overcome his substance abuse problems, says one of Hollywood’s well-known bad boys.

“He’s the mayor, he got that far,” Charlie Sheen said Thursday night as he walked the red carpet for Joe Carter’s annual star-studded charity event.

Sheen, now starring in the TV show Anger management, said appearing at the event was a “moral obligation” to support a charity that has raised nearly $1 million for the Children’s Aid Society and other kids charities since it was first hosted in 2010.

The star who has a history of drug problems including a very public meltdown which forced him off the hit TV show Two and a Half Men in 2011, said Ford can “absolutely” resume his leadership duties when he returns from his rehab stint next week.

The mayor announced he was taking a leave of absence on April 30 and has informed council of his intentions to be back on the job Monday.

Earlier this year Sheen denied on Twitter making any comments about Ford and even apologized about the “media cesspool” that had begun to wrap the two together.


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