Charlie Sheen has had an interesting few days. And while you may not be able to handle the drug that is Charlie Sheen, there's no escaping it, either.
Now he's dealing his favorite drug in 140 characters to the masses on Twitter. And befitting his preferred lifestyle, he's doing faster than anyone else.
Sheen started sharing his knowledge on the microblogging site on march 1. A little more than 24 hours later he had blown past 1 million followers behind 21 updates, rich with pictures of himself, hot dogs, sports memorabilia and hashtags almost cheering #winning! and #tigerblood - both of which were among Twitter's highest trending topics or search terms Wednesday.
The embattled "Two And A Half Men" star says he's there to talk to his fans and welcomes questions and comments. He also offers personal updates along these lines:
My sons' are fine... My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!
To put the explosive growth in perspective, it wasn't in 2009 that Twitter even saw it's first million-follower accounts after CNN and Aston Kutcher duked it out in a race to the top - about 2 years after Twitter became a public platform.
When Oprah jumped onto Twitter in April 2009 to much anticipation, it took her about a week to pick up 1 million followers.
Maybe Oprah could use a little tigerblood in her life to pick up the popularity. Then again, let's not get too crazy.
UPDATE: The Guinness World Records folks confirmed that Sheen had shattered the previous record to 1 million followers on Twitter. It took him 25 hours and 17 minutes between March 1 and 2, Guinness confirmed Thursday.