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Charlie Sheen Thanks His Cast & Crew For Their Support — Will He Pay Their Wages During The Hiatus?

Wed, February 2, 2011 8:01pm EDT by 3 Comments

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Charlie Sheen issued a statement from rehab Feb. 2 thanking the cast, crew and fans of his hit show, Two and a Half Men, but will he back up his words with dollars?

Charlie Sheen has put the cast and crew of his hit CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, through hell the past year. First, it was the drama of his marriage and partying ways, but now, the 45-year-old actor has forced production into at least a 3-4 week hiatus while he receives treatment for his addictions in rehab. Will he back up his words of thanks with salaries for the crew while they’re out of work?

So far, all Charlie has done is issue a thank you note to his supporters. On Feb. 2 he wrote the following:

“I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people. I want to say ‘thank-you’ to my fellow cast members, the crew of Two and a Half Men, and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros., especially Les Moonves and Bruce Rosenblum for their concern and support. And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much. Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, ‘thank-you.'”

Charlie, who reportedly makes a whooping $2-million an episode, is delaying production on the sitcom while he receives rehab treatment at home for his drug and alcohol addictions.

Kirstin Benson