CBS Shuts Down ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Sheen in Rehab

Charlie Sheen arrives at court in Aspen, Colo., on Feb. 8 (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Charlie Sheen arrives at court in Aspen, Colo., on Feb. 8 (Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

CBS has “temporarily suspended” production of the Charlie Sheen sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men‘ after it was announced Tuesday that the actor admitted himself into a rehab facility.

The network issued a statement on the impact to the show:

“CBS, Warner Bros. Television 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.”

Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield announced earlier in the day that the actor had checked into rehab for an undisclosed issue.

“As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility. He will take some time off his series ‘Two and a Half Men.’ He has asked that his privacy be honored,” says the statement.

Sheen has reportedly told the show’s producers that he will be back in two weeks, according to TMZ, at which time he plans to transition to an outpatient program.

A source tells Fancast that ‘Men,’ which was scheduled to return with a new episode on March 1, has only three episodes in the can and six more to film.

Tabloids reported recently that Sheen was reluctant to go to rehab after allegedly relapsing into his boozin’ bad-boy ways.

Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller, 32, also entered rehab earlier this month, allegedly for an addiction to crack, and was forced to change facilities on Sunday night after “a major breach of confidentiality.”

“She is still in Los Angeles where she can be close to her twin sons,” her lawyer Yale Galanter tells People. “She is doing very well and will continue her healing process.”

The couple’s twins Max and Bob are reportedly being cared for by nannies, while Child Services was seen visiting the Sheen home over the weekend for a “routine visit.”

It’s been a stressful two months for the estranged couple, whose troubles were launched into the spotlight after Sheen was arrested for domestic violence on Christmas Day after threatening his wife with a knife.

Sheen and Mueller married in May 2008 and had twin sons, Max and Bob, in March 2009.

This is the 44-year-old actor’s third trip to rehab. Charlie’s father actor Martin Sheen turned in his son for parole violation in 1998 after a cocaine overdose, which first landed him in rehab. Sheen also did a stint in rehab in 1990 after his dad staged an intervention.

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