Sheen — who was hospitalized earlier this week — “voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today,” his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, says in a statement. “He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern.”
Rosenfield’s statement was quickly followed by one from “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre and the show’s studio and network, Warner Bros. and CBS. “Due to Charlie Sheen’s decision to enter a rehabilitation center, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing ‘Two and a Half Men’ on production hiatus,” it reads. “We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision.”
“Two and a Half Men” has just two new episodes ready to go at the moment; they’re currently scheduled to air on Feb. 7 and 14. The show was scheduled to go back into production next week; that will obviously be delayed, but we don’t know yet for how long.
Sheen’s decision to enter rehab comes a day after he was hospitalized, reportedly for treatment of a hiatal hernia. Reports also say he was taken to the hospital after a 36-hour party that included several porn stars and a “briefcase full of cocaine.”
Sheen’s family and friends have reportedly been urging him to seek treatment, but he had resisted until now.