Breaking: Two and a Half Men Goes on Hiatus as Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab

Charlie Sheen is finally getting the help those close to him so desperately hoped for.

Following Thursday’s hospitalization for alleged “abdominal pain,” the actor’s publicist Stan Rosenfield confirms that his client is ready for treatment. “Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today,” the rep said in a statement Friday. “He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern.”

As a result of Sheen’s decision to seek treatment, production on his CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men has been shut down. 

But the team behind the hit comedy is rallying around the troubled star, making their support known in a joint statement Friday:

“Due to Charlie Sheen’s decision to enter a rehabilitation center, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing Two and a Half Men on production hiatus. We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision”

Sheen’s decision to enter rehab is a far cry from the statement his rep released earlier today, confirming the actor’s plans to return to work on Men Tuesday. But, as Deadline reported in early January, it’s a welcome surprise given the studios’ growing concern over Sheen’s well being.