Charlie Sheen enters rehab as 'preventative measure' following alleged assault on his wife
Actor Charlie Sheen has followed his wife and entered a rehabilitation facility as the couple try to put their lives back together after a violent Christmas Day argument. Sheen, 44, checked in for undisclosed reasons in what his publicist called 'a preventative measure,' causing his U.S. TV show Two And A Half Men to temporarily suspend production. Sheen's third wife, Brooke Mueller, has also been in rehab in the Los Angeles area for the past few days, according to news reports.
Mueller, 32, is said to be undergoing treatment for substance abuse.
The actor's father Martin Sheen and his wife Janet are caring for the couple's 11-month-old twins Max and Bob. Sheen was charged earlier this month with assaulting and threatening Mueller on December 25 during a family vacation in in Aspen, Colorado.
Mueller called police and told them Sheen had pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed when she said she would divorce him. Sheen is free on bail pending a further hearing on March 15, although Mueller has said repeatedly she wants the case dropped and the two are attempting to reconcile.
'As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility,' his publicist Stan Rosenfield said in a statement. 'He will take some time off from his series Two And A Half Men. He has asked that his privacy be honoured. No further statements are planned.'
Editor: Sorry to hear this as we thought these two were back on track...