updated 09/12/2011 AT 10:45 AM ET
•originally published 09/12/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
That was the feeling Saturday at a Comedy Central-sponsored roast at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., where friends of the actor lobbed insults his way – but in interviews before the event, wished him nothing but good luck.
An edited version of the shindig will air on the cable network Sept. 19, opposite the debut of Ashton Kutcher on Sheen’s former CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men.
For his part, Sheen, 46, was prepared for anything on Saturday night. Asked what he’s learned over the past year, he replied: “What have I learned? You got like, six hours? One thing I’ve learned is just don’t take everything so personally, which applies to tonight.”