Sheen in London last month. (Max Nash/ AFP)

“Charlie’s 45 years old. He’s not a kid. Emotionally he still is. Because when you’re addicted, you don’t grow emotionally.”

Martin Sheen, explaining to the UK Telegraph how his imploding TV star son is “emotionally crippled.” While he and better-behaved son Emilio Estevez have been promoting their new movie, they’ve been compelled frequently to address what the Telegraph refers to as “the elephant in the room.”