kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Charlie Sheen Hospitalized For Psychiatric Evaluation

View Comments
Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Sheen was hospitalized Tuesday for a psychiatric evaluation after a woman called police to say the star was throwing furniture and yelling in his room at The Plaza Hotel, a law enforcement official said.

Police were called to the room at about 2 a.m. and Sheen appeared highly intoxicated, the official said. He was not arrested and went voluntarily. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. It’s not clear who the woman was in the hotel room with him. Sheen was reportedly in New York on a family vacation.

His publicist Stan Rosenfield said the 45-year-old was expected to be released Wednesday.

“What we are able to determine is that Charlie had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication and was taken to the hospital,” he said.

It was the latest in a series of troubles for Sheen, the star of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” who has had problems with alcohol and drugs in the past.

In August, he pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colo. to misdemeanor third-degree assault after a Christmas Day assault on his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges and he avoided jail time and he was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger
management.

Mueller Sheen told police that the actor threatened to kill her and brandished a knife after she told him she wanted a divorce. Charlie Sheen said they argued but he denied threatening her, and he told police that he was upset by the divorce threat. Sheen previously went through a bitter divorce and custody battle with
his ex-wife Denise Richards.

In December 1996, he was charged with attacking a girlfriend at his Southern California home. He later pleaded no contest and was placed on two years of probation.

In 1998, his father, actor Martin Sheen, turned him in for violating his parole after a cocaine overdose sent him to the hospital. He was ordered to undergo a rehabilitation program.

He also had a very bitter and public divorce with actress Denise Richards, the mother of his two children, Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.

Sheen is also the star of films such as “Platoon,” “Wall Street” and “Hot Shots!”

(© CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,845 other followers