Charlie Sheen checked into a rehab facility around midnight Feb. 23 for substance abuse, just days after his wife Brooke Mueller entered a Malibu rehab center Feb. 9 — she has sense left. “As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility,” said Sheen’s rep Stan Rosenfield. “He will take some time off his series Two and a Half Men. He has asked that his privacy be honored. No further statements are planned.” But Radaronline reports that Charlie didn’t want to go to rehab and that those in Sheen’s camp pushed him to check into a facility. “Charlie didn’t want to go,” a source confessed to Radaronline. It’s also being reported that Charlie entered rehab for a relapse with drugs and alcohol.
When it was first announced Charlie had entered rehab Radaronline reports that Sheen went into hiding for six hours. It was then that those close to Charlie did everything they could to get him to check himself in.
The taping of Two and a Half Men has been halted, and Sheen who gets paid $800,000 per episode (more than any other TV actor) didn’t show up to work Feb. 23. Charlie has a court date in Aspen, Co., set for March 15 stemming from his charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief that took place early Dec. 25. It’s unknown whether his stay in rehab will interfere with showing up to court.
“We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter,” said CBS, show producer and show creator Chuck Lorre.