Note to Charlie Sheen: Your newfound hindsight is a wonderful thing, but tiger blood and Adonis DNA will be with us forever.

On this morning’s much-anticipated ’Today‘ interview with Sheen, the actor tried to distance himself from his epic meltdown earlier this year, insisting that he feels “calmer” and “mellower.”

Sheen said his bizarre tirades quickly grew beyond his control and he felt compelled to keep going. “I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire,” he said. “So, I had to kind of keep fueling it.”

“It was like being shot out of a cannon into another cannon and then just shot out of that one,” he said, describing that period of time as both “exciting” and “scary.”

Watch for more, including Sheen’s feelings on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ his children, and “mending fences” with exes Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards:

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