ACTOR Charlie Sheen has entered rehab, a day after being hospitalised following reports of a 36-hour drug and drink-fueled party at his home.
“Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today. He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern,” the actor’s spokesman Stan Rosenfield said.
Mr Rosenfield said that Sheen had asked for his privacy to be respected and that no additional informational will be provided.
CBS said in a statement that production on Two and A Half Men, the sitcom starring Sheen, was being put on hold and that it supported Sheen’s decision.
Sheen, 45, the highest paid actor on US television, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital with severe abdominal pains on Thursday.
Kacey Jordan – a XXX star who partied with Sheen before he ended up at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles – told TMZ.com that the actor’s home was one big drinking, drug and porn palace.
“He was f—ing wasted out of his mind,” she said.
Jordan, 22, said at one point that she challenged Sheen to a drinking contest.
“I said, I can beat you at drinking,’ and he said, ‘Bulls–t,'” she recalled.
Jordan said that’s when Sheen grabbed a bottle of vodka out of her hand and chugged it “in like three seconds.”
“Don’t ever test me again,” he warned, according to Jordan.
A third woman partying at his soiree was identified as adult film star Gigi Rivera, Radar Online reported. The 19-year-old brunette beauty has already starred in 50-60 adult films in her one year career, according to her website
Sheen reportedly earns about $27.5 million a year for his starring role as a womanizing bachelor on Two and A Half Men, the No. 1 comedy on US television with some 15 million weekly viewers.
But his personal issues, including stints in rehab, an admitted penchant for porn stars and prostitutes, and a 2009 attack on his wife, have dominated headlines for the past year and caused concern among network executives at CBS, which broadcasts the show.