Charlie Sheen aiming to be back to work this month
Sheen, reportedly rehabbing at home, said thanks to fans and his bosses Wednesday, the same day audio of his neighbor's Jan. 27 call to 911 surfaced. It was Sheen's first statement since 36 hours of partying ended with him being taken to the hospital a week ago.
"I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people," the "Two and a Half Men" star said through publicist Stan Rosenfield. Sheen thanked cast and crew from the show, as well as the people at CBS and Warner Bros., including top bosses on TV's highest-rated sitcom.
"And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much," he continued. "Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, 'thank-you.'"
Also Wednesday, Sheen texted E! News to call recent stories about him "All crap," adding, "Believe nothing. I will never speak about any of this as long as I'm alive. You're all gonna have to keep towing [sic] the same redundant line, guessing wrong."
On the 911 tape (listen below), Dr. Paul Nassif -- husband of Adrienne Malouf-Nassif of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- tells the dispatcher he'd gotten a call from Sheen's residence, with the callers saying the actor was in a lot of pain and they were worried, but asking Nassif not to call 911.
"We got him on the phone and he was very, very intoxicated," Nassif said. "Also apparently in a lot of pain. ... Kind of weird, the phone call I received."
Sheen was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 6:30 a.m.
Incidentally, Errol Flynn's life, like Sheen's, was full of the limelight, the ladies, the liquor and the legal system -- in the swashbuckling actor's case, he faced statutory rape charges, and was acquitted.
Flynn died of a heart attack at 50 while traveling with his 17-year-old girlfriend. Sheen is 45.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photos: Charlie Sheen, left.
(Right) Errol Flynn in the 1959 movie "Cuban Rebel Girls" with Beverly Aadland, his last girlfriend. Credit: Associated Press