By Jennifer Lee, EnStarz | Jul 16, 2012 03:44 PM EDT
It has just been revealed that funny man Charlie Sheen will be donating $1 million of his own money to U.S. troops. His donation will be recorded as the largest single contribution the United Service Organization has received from an individual, according to TMZ.
Sheen will reportedly donate 1% of his profits from his new comedy sitcom "Anger Management". He will give a minimum of $1 million and that value will go up depending on how much he rakes in from the show.
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Sheen released a statement regarding the donation saying: "It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us."
In response to the generous donation, General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force released a statement saying, "[Sheen's] support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families. They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on 'Anger Management' can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."
Meanwhile, Sheen quit social media Twitter and official went offline on July 13. Sheen's decision disappointed millions of followers who have gotten used to receiving Sheen's lively and often hilarious tweets. In just over a year of having his Twitter account he has amassed an impressive 7.7 million followers due to his antics.
In his final and departing tweet Sheen said, "Reach for the stars everyone. Dogspeed cadre. c out."
Sheen has been part of the Twittersphere since March 2011, and received hoards of followers by posting high profile tweets in the aftermath of his firing from hit TV show Two and a Half Men.
The actor was fired last year from Two and a Half Men after publicly chastising his bosses.
On Twitter his devout followers were treated to regular entertaining tweets on all sorts of issues; Sheen can be accused of many things, but being boring is not one of them, and he has continually entertained his fans with his rebellious character.
Sheen has used his Twitter account most recently to plug his new show Anger Management. The show's first series opened recently and received relatively warm reviews. It is a matter of time, however, to see whether he can reach the same heights as Two and a Half Men.
Sheen did not give any official reason for quitting Twitter, but it is believed he thought he no longer was getting anything out of it, and the responsibility of keeping eager fans entertained may have taken up too much of his time as he attempts to re-launch his TV career.
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