Charlie Sheen Hospitalized with Severe Stomach Pain

Published: January 27th 2011
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Charlie Sheen hospitalized in LA after possible drug binge

Charlie Sheen, currently the highest paid actor on television, was rushed to the hospital from his Los Angeles home this morning after complaining of severe stomach pains.


The Two and a Half Men star has been admitted to emergency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, apparently stable, but the doctors are unsure of the cause of the pain.


The ambulance trip was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ and later confirmed by Sheen’s publicist while speaking to the Los Angeles Times’s ShowTracker blog. The publicist explained that Sheen was sleeping in the hospital’s emergency room.


According to the report from TMZ, Sheen was taken from his home on a stretcher. Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton (his parents) visited him shortly afterwards, as well as ex-wife and close friend, Denise Richards.


This is the third time in three months that Sheen has been hospitalized. Nina Tassler, CBS’s head of entertainment, expressed that she has “a high level of concern” for Sheen.


Sheen has been a hot topic in gossip mags and blogs as of late for alleged drug use, hiring prostitutes, and drunken activity. The Hollywood veteran has a history of controversial behaviour, but is best known for his impressive filmography including Platoon, Wall Street, and Hot Shots! He currently plays Charlie Harper, a character loosely based on himself, in the top-rated sit-com Two And A Half Men. He is said to receive $2 million per episode.


This past October, New York City police removed the actor from a hotel room; with reports claiming Sheen was naked while an unknown woman was hiding in the bathroom in fear for her safety. Sheen’s publicist later released a statement claiming that the incident was caused by the actor’s allergic reaction to a medication.


Just moments ago, TMZ reported that Sheen’s hospitalization was caused by a 36-hour bender. He apparently had a suitcase full of cocaine delivered to his home a few days before the emergency call came through. Sheen's rep,Stan Rosenfield, tells TMZ, "I can't comment because I have no idea if it's true. You choose to believe your source. I don't."


UPDATE- 8:23PM- Sheen's pain was caused by a hiatal hernia.

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