Sources: Sheen Not In Rehab Facility, But At Home With Sober Coach
First Published: January 31, 2011 8:10 PM EST Credit: FilmMagic
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Access Hollywood has learned new, exclusive details in the latest Charlie Sheen scandal.
According to multiple sources, the “Two and a Half Men” star is not at a rehab facility. Instead, the actor is at home.
The sources told Access Hollywood on Monday that a sober coach is also at Sheen’s home.
On Friday, a rep for the actor issued a statement claiming Sheen had “voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center,” something CBS, which airs his sitcom, also acknowledged in a statement at the same time, announcing “Two and a Half Men” was going on hiatus.
Access Hollywood was first to break the news on Saturday afternoon that Sheen had not, in fact, checked into rehab, but was at home.
Hours later, after repeated requests for comment from Access, a rep for the actor said he was in rehab, but would not address specifics about when — or where — the star checked in.
On Saturday night, after Access broke the news that Sheen had not checked into rehab on Friday, Mark Burg, Sheen’s manager, told People that the delay was due to Sheen choosing the right facility.
“He was bombarded by every rehab in the country looking for his wallet and publicity, and he has been deciding where to go. With the help of friends and family, he finally agreed to go and went into rehab on Saturday,” Burg told People.
Today, however, new reports surfaced that Sheen did not check into a facility on Saturday either, but was rehabbing at home.
When asked to comment on Monday, Sheen’s rep issued a new statement, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
“In compliance with the national health privacy laws (HIPAA), no further information relating to Charlie Sheen’s health or his rehab experience will be released without his written permission,” Sheen’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, said in a statement. “I can say that all of us who know Charlie care about him very much. We will support him in any way we can in this journey, beginning by respecting his privacy.”
Meanwhile, Access Hollywood has learned that while “Two and a Half Men” is on hiatus, CBS has just ordered additional episodes of “Mike and Molly” and “Rules of Engagement” to help with programming issues tied to the hiatus.
The network has asked for two additional episodes of each comedy, sources first told The Hollywood Reporter.
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