He sent media into a spin on Monday after claiming he had tied the knot with his porn- star girlfriend Brett Rossi during a new year trip to Iceland.
But now Charlie Sheen claims it was all just a cruel prank on his ex-wife, Denise Richards.
Sheen, 48, told TMZ he made his comment on Twitter because he "wanted to give Denise a stroke!"
The actor is said to be angry with Richards, right with Sheen, for taking their daughters Sam, 9, and Lola, 8, on holiday over Christmas, which he says meant he couldn't see them.
He reportedly sent her a text message asking why she was taking the girls away over the festive period, which spurred a feud.
Sheen also was unable to see four- year-old twin sons Bob and Max due to a custody battle with third wife Brooke Mueller.