Charlie Sheen hospitalized after wild party
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Charlie Sheen, America's highest paid TV actor, was hospitalized with severe abdominal pains on Thursday after he reportedly laughed too hard at the television during a marathon party.
In the latest apparent instance of rabble-rousing that has threatened production of his CBS hit comedy "Two and A Half Men," Sheen was carried by stretcher to an ambulance early on Thursday morning.
Sheen's spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, told Reuters the actor has a long-standing hernia condition, although he was not sure if that was the direct cause of his latest hospitalization.
"All I know is, he was having severe abdominal pains and went to the hospital," he said.
But a friend of Sheen's told celebrity TV show "Extra" that the pains were the result of a hernia injury that worsened when the 45-year-old Hollywood bad boy laughed too hard at a television show. It was not known what the show was.
"I'm not dying", Sheen was said to have told his friend Steve Bordersen, according to "Extra."
Rosenfield said Sheen's father, "West Wing" actor Martin Sheen, and his mother, Janet Templeton, were at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Celebrity website TMZ.com said that actress Denise Richards, the second of Sheen's three former wives, was also at the hospital.
TMZ said emergency services were called to Sheen's Los Angeles-area house after a noisy party that had started late Tuesday. Continued...