Charlie Sheen checks into rehab, 'Two and a Half Men' goes on hiatus

charlie-sheen-cbs.jpg Charlie Sheen checked into a rehab facility on Friday (Jan. 28), and consequently his TV show, "Two and a Half Men," is stopping production until he returns.

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."

This week's incident came a few weeks after a reported "epic bender" with three porn actresses in Las Vegas, which followed a trashed hotel room and hospital visit in New York in late October.

Sheen's family and friends have reportedly been urging him to seek treatment, but he had resisted until now.
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