Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab, Two and a Half Men Shut Down

Actor's rep says he has "voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center"

By Marc Malkin Jan 28, 2011 11:30 PMTags
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Charlie Sheen is saying, "Yes, yes, yes," to rehab.

His rep just released a statement that the embattled sitcom star "has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today.

"He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern," the statement said. "Mr. Sheen asks that his privacy be respected at this time and that no additional information will be provided."

But what about Two and a Half Men? Earlier today, Sheen's rep said the actor would return to work next Tuesday…

A statement issued by CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre says that the hit show has been placed on production hiatus.

"We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision," the statement said.

Sheen was rushed to a hospital yesterday morning from his L.A.-area home because, he told friends and family, he was suffering severe abdominal pain, possibly due to a hernia from laughing so hard while watching television.

However, a source has told us that Sheen had been on a long partying bender that included a bevy of porn stars.

"He says things like, 'Men like me don't die,'" the source said yesterday, adding that the actor does not think he has a problem. "Give him some free time and he's off and running."

Let's hope any free time he has now will be spent on his recovery.

(Originally published Jan. 28, 2011, at 3:22 p.m. PT)