Charlie Sheen sets up bipolar awareness week

Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:39pm EDT
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By Lindsay Powers

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a series of new Tweets, Charlie Sheen has announced that he is organizing a bipolar awareness walk in Toronto Friday evening.

He has asked fans to meet him at his Ritz Carlton hotel and walk with him 1.2 miles to Toronto's Massey Hall, where he performed to mixed reviews Thursday night and is set to take the stage again tonight.

"Stop the Stigma!! Bipolar Awareness Walk!! Please join me at 6pm at the Ritz tonight! Raise Money! Raise Awareness! #BIPOLAR #BIWINNING," read one message.

Sheen Tweeted that he plans to take donations for the Canadian group OBAD, the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders, is "matching all donations $ for $"

A rep for the actor tells THR: "Charlie wants to bring awareness to bipolar and he has lined up with OBAD to do this walk. And it was totally his idea."

A Sheen pal tells THR the walk has nothing to do with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones' announcement this week that she has sought treatment for the disorder.

Sheen has denied having bipolar disorder. When ABC News' Andrea Channing asked him about rumors last month, he said that he is "bi-winning." He admitted that his brain is "maybe not from this particular terrestrial realm."

The Sheen insider tells THR that the actor is just "really passionate" and a "hoot."

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)