Charlie Sheen Checked Into Rehab, CBS Sitcom Suspended Indefinitely

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jan. 29, 2011

Charlie Sheen — the lead actor of CBS’ number one comedy series, ‘Two and a Half Men’ –- who ended up being rushed to hospital earlier this week with abdominal pains (after a 36-hour drinking and drug session at his Los Angeles home) has entered an unnamed facility in a bid to get treatment for his problems. His representative said: “Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today. He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern.”

Work on his TV show ‘Two and a Half Men’ has now been suspended indefinitely. In a statement the producers said: “Due to Charlie Sheen’s decision to enter a rehabilitation centre, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing ‘Two and a Half Men’ on production hiatus. “We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision.”

Earlier today, Charlie – who has two daughters, Lola, six, and five-year-old Sam, with ex-wife Denise Richards and 22-month-old twins Bob and Max with estranged spouse Brooke Mueller – was released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital and even though he was being treated for a hernia, friends had urged him to seek help. One said: “He doesn’t think he’s going to die. He doesn’t want to stop. In his eyes, he thinks, ‘I’m having fun, so what? I’m making $2 million a week, the show has the best ratings, I show up for work. What’s the problem?’

“He’s got so many people saying they’re concerned and they have the power to help him but you can’t force things on someone, you can’t make him get help.” Charlie’s actor father Martin Sheen was said to be hugely concerned about his 45-year-old son’s well-being and urged him to check into rehab.

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