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Nearly a week after his trip to the emergency room, Charlie Sheen has finally acknowledged his ongoing struggle in a message to fans and friends.
"I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people," Sheen said in a press statement on Wednesday. "I want to say thank you to my fellow castmembers, the crew of Two and a Half Men and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros.... for their concern and support.
"And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much," Sheen added. "Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say thank you."
While we still think that Sheen is suffering from a bit of denial -- he didn't, for example, use the word "addiction" -- this is still a good start for the troubled actor. The comparison to Errol Flynn is a little weird, considering that the swashbuckling '30s actor basically drank himself to death, but we'll let it go. If Charlie Sheen really thinks his work on Two And a Half Men is akin to a sword fight, who are we to argue?
Earlier in the day, Sheen also sent a few text messages to E! to clear up some rumors. The actor assured the website that two breaking stories -- that his dad Martin Sheen was seeking a conservatorship to control his assets, and that Two and a Half Men might be canceled -- were "all crap." He called the media attention on his story "pathetic" and swore that he would "never speak about any of this as long as I'm alive." Guess we'll stop holding our breath then.
Meanwhile, a recording of the 911 call from Sheen's nieghbor (and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband) Dr. Paul Nassif was released online. Nassif tells the dispatcher that Sheen begged him not to call 911, but his concern for Sheen's well-being prompted him make the call anyway. Dr. Nassif describes his friend as "very, very intoxicated" and "in a lot of pain." Listen to the phone call here.
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