After conflicting reports about hernia treatment and drug overdose, it has been finally confirmed that Charlie Sheen has entered rehab after spending a day in hospital.
His CBS comedy serial, Two and a Half Men has been put on hold for the time being.”Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today, Sheen's publicist Stan Rosenfield said in a statement. He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern.
The series producers and executives have been trying their best to get Charlie Sheen into treatment and even offered to put the production on hold but Charlie responded with a threat to sue them for suggesting a shutdown.
Sheen has been on a downward spiral of drug abuse and cavorting with porn stars since last year. His meltdown in New York and a similar alcohol-fueled binge in Los Vegas caused a lot of concern with his colleagues, bosses and family members. But Charlie continued to report for work and refused to seek professional help. The Warner Bros studio executives ( producers of the show) and the network reportedly took matters in hands in light of Sheen's most recent shenanigans that sent him to the ER. 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, the three parties said in a statement. We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision.
It is believed Martin Sheen was instrumental in getting his son to agree to rehab.
The studio was in a bind as legally they could not shut down production without cause and as Charlie was reporting to work regularly. Charlie threatened litigation if they did so, hence his agreement to go into rehab must come as a huge relief.
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, the three parties said in a statement. We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision.
Two and a Half Men has a 24-episode season agreement and it is not clear how this shut down will affect the show. So far 14 episodes have been aired two are already in the can. Although the show went on a hiatus before when Charlie Sheen went into 3-week rehab in February-March 2010.
The show is one of the greatest money spinners for Warner Bros TV and Charlie also made a killing two year deal with the studio, making him one of the best paid TV stars.