Whether they need it or not, tragically struggling Haiti is receiving a transfusion of Tiger Blood.
Sean Penn, who has tirelessly worked to bring attention and relief to the earthquake-stricken and impoverished country, invited old friend Charlie Sheen down to the island nation on Friday to lend a hand in the relief efforts.
In a statement, Penn said: "I think his energies, intelligence and passion could be both of service and servicing to him, as it is to all who are touched by the struggle of the Haitian people.
"Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit. I would very much like to show my old friend the world of needs on the ground in Haiti, and introduce him and his tremendous wit to our hard working Haitian staff."
Well, consider the invitation accepted.
In a conversation with "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush, Sheen said, "I'm excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting."
Probably not the right metaphor. And who knows if it'll be positive media attention. But you can't blame a guy for trying.
Sheen also admitted in the interview that his mom is Jewish, making him Jewish -- something he acknowledged he should have revealed when being accused of being an anti-semite.
"My mom is Jewish. Here's where it gets confusing - we don't know who her father was," he said. "But she is, in fact, Jewish. So, I guess that would make me Jewish, and my children Jewish. And Brooke [Mueller], my ex-wife is Jewish. So, I guess I should've rolled all that out too."
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