In September of 1991, unable to attend Charlie Sheen's 26th birthday bash due to illness, a worse-for-wear Marlon Brando — ever the wordsmith — grabbed a pen and scribbled the birthday boy this brief but amusing letter of apology.
(Source: Thom Brayshay; Image of Marlon Brando via.)
Image: Thom Brayshay
I'm feeling like a very large turd on a very thin stick. I'm holed up in bed and taking everything from sled dog urine to powderde East Indian vulva — maybe won't work tomorrow if I feel the same.
I really feel bad for not showing up at your birthday bash but I really feel shitty and best stay in bed. I don't have much of a selection. I'm sure it will be a kick in the ass and I hate to miss it —
Happiest of birthdays to you, Charlie