clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Actor Charlie Sheen enters rehab program

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Chris Pizzello, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Charlie Sheen's publicist announced Tuesday that the actor has entered rehab and is taking a break from television's top-rated comedy, "Two and a Half Men," prompting the network to announce it is temporarily halting production of the show.

"As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility," publicist Stan Rosenfield wrote in a statement that did not specify why Sheen, 44, was seeking treatment. Sheen's bosses expressed support for the actor in a statement that said production of "Two and a Half Men" would temporarily stop.

The move comes roughly two months after Sheen was arrested after a fight with his wife at his Aspen, Colo., home. Prosecutors later charged the actor with felony menacing and misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and criminal mischief.