Charlie Sheen to take time off CBS sitcom to enter rehab

A spokesman for Charlie Sheen announced today that the Two and A Half Men star will take time off to enter a rehabilitation facility “as a preventative measure.” “He has asked that his privacy be honored,” the spokesman said. “No further statements are planned.” It’s unclear how Sheen’s unexpected absence will impact production of CBS’ most-watched comedy. On Feb. 8, Sheen was charged in Colorado with felony menacing, third degree assault, and criminal mischief. The charges are connected to the alleged Christmas Day argument between Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller. Sheen will return to court for further proceedings on March 15.

UPDATE: CBS and Warner Bros. TV, together with Men executive producer Chuck Lorre, released this joint statement: “CBS, Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre 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. Production on Two and A Half Men will be temporarily suspended.” Men has already taped 18 episodes this season, three of which have yet to air. CBS ordered 24 episodes from Warner Bros. TV.

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  • Jim

    I stopped watching a few seasons back, so I can’t say anything about the quality, but is it about time for the show to wrap up maybe?

    • Nshi

      Please delete your misogynist comment.

      • Kev

        I must agree (though I hate to) but Nshi are you for real?

      • Perry Mason

        In Nshis defense (this time) he/she was right. There was a comment that someone made earlier about wrapping a womans bloody body in a rug. They deleted that comment but apparently not Nshis comment

    • Hello

      Oh my god…are you serious Nshi? Do you just go around asking people to delete comments that are not at all offensive? because i think you should stop. Although it does give me something to laugh at.

      • Don’tlookinitseyes

        Nshi is a troll people…and you’re feeding it.

    • Kev

      No Jim it is not time to wrap it up. This is still a good quality and fun show to watch and I hope Charlie gets the help he needs and comes back to this wonderful show.

    • Joshua

      It went downhill for a couple of seasons but recently it has had some of its best episodes ever. CBS has ordered three more seasons after this one, so it will be on for a while yet.

  • scrabblequeenbee

    I’m glad to see he is getting help, I hate to see him leave the show for awhile. I hope he is better soon and 1 and a half men won’t be as funny.

    • :p

      Well, if he were to leave they could just drop the “half” and call it “2 Men” cuz little jake aint that little anymore. or just call it “no men”,cuz id rather watch an empty screen than any of these charcters!!!!!

      • leo

        I think Charlie is only 1/2 a man

      • Kev

        Both of you are idiots, enough said.

      • sonicwind

        ha ha. Noooooo! this show is larger than life. how dare you insult the sacred. don’t tell me you just view shows on TV as shallow temporary fantasies and not the deep spiritual experiences that the are?

      • nursesdate

        EMILIO!

  • shawshank

    I am a terrible person. I read this and immediately thought about the possibility of this ending the “comedy” that just won’t end, Two and a Half Men.

    • Dav

      You aren’t the only one. I sincerly hope he gets well…but yeah, time for this show to go.

      • Kev

        If you don’t care for the show don’t watch, but there are millions who do and will.

      • ceejay

        I was just thinking the same thing….. thank goodness for the power button.

  • Feiss

    How’s he getting to the rehab center? Did he buy a new car?

  • Anna

    i love two and a half men.
    good for him for doing something about his problem. we all have problems or know people that do. the media blows peoples problems out of perportion. good for him. i hope he has a good recovory and returns well.

    • Von Raschke’s Claw

      Anna, your love of 2.5 Men indicates that, besides your spelling, you have problems too.

      • AD

        Her love of the TV show doesn’t really raise a red flag as much as her comments about how everyone has problems. Last time I checked, no one I knew tried to call their spouse or had repeated problems with alcohol and illegal substances. Charlie Sheen is a train wreck! It’s not the media’s fault he’s a tool.

      • Kev

        It is not media’s fault you’re an idiot!

    • Buffy Freak

      Yeah the MEDIA created all these incidents. Pretty much every woman who has been with Sheen claims some sort of abuse…but yeah, the media is blowing it out of proportion.

      • sonicwind

        yeah, and it’s not the media’s fault there’s all this crappy media around.

  • LOL

    People actually watch this crap?

    • Jill

      That’s what I say about The Bachelor.

  • Jill

    They could write this into the script so Charlie Harper would have an excuse to not marry Chelsea. Then she would leave….I haven’t really watched the show since they got engaged.

    • AD

      Chelsea’s already left him.

  • mike

    Two and a Half Men are on my tv every week. How else could I know when The Big Bang Theory starts.

    • Von Raschke’s Claw

      Now there’s a show I can get behind – Two Men in a Big Bang.

      • Nshi

        Please delete your homophobic comment!

      • DONE!

        How is that homophobic?? learn to take a joke!!

      • Sandra Bee

        Homophobic, are u serious??????

      • Lala

        Haha, pay no attention. On another note, it’s nice to “see” you two again.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Abusive junkie.

  • Nshi

    Bubba

    • Ron

      I find Nshi’s comments homophobic and Von Raschke’e Claw kinda funny, and as a homo myself..I’d get behind it too LOL
      As for Mr. Sheen.. good luck and say hi to Tiger for us

      • Nshi

        Its homophobic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just Call Me Nobody

    Please don’t ask me to applaud, praise, hail, or buy a ticket to see another Award Winning Drug Addict ever again. I’m through. Got that, SAG?

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Please if God is mercyful this will be the end of Two and a Half Men, I still can’t believe people actually WATCH that show. Even if I could get around what a real piece of work Charlie Sheen is…the show just isn’t funny

    • Peter

      So don’t watch it and leave those of us who do enjoy it alone.

    • Joshua

      It isn’t funny to you. Remember, humor is very subjective and differs greatly from one person to another. 14 million people a week apparently find the show to be funny.

  • ChappelS

    In rehab… again? They should name the place after him. Two and Half Coke-Headed Drunks, inc.

  • KWise

    Isn’t entering rehab ALWAYS a “preventative” measure? That is, it prevents…..your untimely death, death of others, etc. Isn’t it always to prevent future bad things from happening? (since, after all, you can’t change the past….)

  • Jeremy

    He needs to get up off his duff and make The Four Musketeers with Kieffer, Platt and Chris O’donell!!!

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