Charlie Sheen hires trusted experts instead of rehab
Charlie Sheen is being treated from home, not from a treatment facility as was previously reported, his manager has revealed.
"Charlie has put together a team that he trusts to help get him sober once and for all," Sheen's manager Mark Burg told People magazine.
Production of "Two and a Half Men" has been placed on hiatus in light of Sheen's decision to enter rehab, CBS announced.
"We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision," network officials said in a statement released Friday.
The Hollywood Reporter suggested that CBS stands to lose up to $250 million in domestic syndication deals and millions in ad revenue if "Two and a Half Men" is forced to shut down permanently. The show is the most-watched comedy on television with an average of 14.7 million viewers in its eigth season. CBS released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter on Sunday regarding the show.
"Looking forward, the financial impact of the shutdown is not material to CBS," the statement says. "Any ratings declines will be more than offset by the reduced programming costs for episodes lost this season. We will begin to address the scheduling issues this week. The network is strong and deep with hit series; we're not reliant on one show. In addition, Two and a Half Menhas always performed well in repeats, and we have the option of ordering additional episodes of other popular comedies on the network."The 45-year-old actor was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Thursday morning. Sheen's representative said on Thursday that the star may have been suffering from a hernia.
On Friday, Sheen's publicist told KABC-TV that Sheen had "voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center."