Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab

Two weeks after wife Brooke Mueller entered facility, actor has left Two and a Half Men for "preventative" treatment

By Gina Serpe Feb 24, 2010 2:25 AMTags
Charlie SheenSusan Etter/INFphoto.com

Like wife, like husband.

Just two weeks after wife Brooke Mueller began in-patient treatment—and two days after child services paid what was described as a "routine" visit to their residence—Charlie Sheen has also entered rehab. Again.

This time around, however, the sitcom star's decision to seek help (for an undisclosed cause) is being described by his rep as "a preventative measure."

"As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility," says publicist Stan Rosenfield. "He will take some time off his series Two and a Half Men. He has asked that his privacy be honored."

In a separate statement, CBS said the network and show producers "support Charlie Sheen in his decision today to begin voluntary in-patient care at a treatment center. We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter."

It's unclear where or for how long Sheen will be undergoing treatment, and answers are unlikely to come anytime soon. Yesterday, an attorney for Mueller lashed out at both the media and officials at her previous rehab center for revealing the location of her treatment.

Likewise, the network confirmed that production on Two and Half Men had been "temporarily suspended," but gave no specific timetable on Sheen's return or indication on how the stoppage would affect the show's schedule.

There's also no word on who is caring for the couple's 11-month-old twins while their parents are away. However, Charlie's parents, Martin and Janet, and brother, Emilio Estevez, as well as Mueller's brother's family all live nearby and may help, along with Charlie and Brooke's regular battery of nannies.

Just last week, Sheen's TV costar Jennifer Taylor told E! News the actor was "in good spirits" and "holding up really well." For his kids' sake, here's hoping she's right.

(Originally published Feb. 23, 2010, at 1:33 p.m. PT)


Take a look at our Charlie Sheen: Road to Rehab gallery now.