Actor Charlie Sheen thanked his fans, co-stars and bosses at CBS for standing by him during his recovery from a drug-fueled bender that landed him in the hospital.
‘I Have a Lot of Work to Do’
In a statement released Feb. 2, 2011, the Two and a Half Men star remarked:
“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.
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 was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Jan. 27 after complaining of severe abdominal pains following an alleged 36-hour cocaine bender at his L.A. mansion.
‘It Was Like a Suicide Binge’
Sheen, who has a long history of alcohol and drug abuse, spent 6 days in the hospital. On Jan. 28, his hit CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, was put on hiatus until Charlie recovers.
Porn star Kacey Jordan, who was paid $30,000 to party with Sheen that evening, says Charlie was so wasted and doing so much cocaine she thought he was going to kill himself.
“It was like a suicide binge,” Jordan, 22, recounted. “I think he knew maybe there was a chance of him dying,” she recalls. “He wasn’t going to stop.”
‘He’s Intoxicated and In Severe Pain’
On the morning of Jan. 27, Sheen’s neighbor, Dr. Paul Nassif, called 911 after receiving an alarming call from the actor’s secretary. [hear the call at left]
“I got a call from the residence of Charlie Sheen, from the secretary,” Nassif, husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, told the fire department.
“She’s saying he’s very, very intoxicated, also, apparently in a lot of pain. These people [Sheen’s party guests] are afraid to call . [Sheen] is in severe pain and he’s intoxicated; they’re very worried.”
Paramedics responded to Nassif’s call and took Sheen to the hospital in an ambulance, where he was treated and released. Charlie had reportedly been doing drugs and partying in the days before the 911 call.
Will Return to Work By ‘End of February’
Sheen, 45, is currently in a personalized three-month drug rehab program at home, where he is being supervised by a team of professionals.
His rep said Charlie will resume work on Three and a Half Men “by the end of February.”