Rep: Charlie Sheen Checks Into Rehab

Actor taking some time off TV show

Charlie Sheen is heading to rehab.

A rep for the actor confirmed the news to Access Hollywood on Tuesday.

"As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility," the rep said in the statement.

Through his rep, Sheen, who is currently facing charges in Aspen, Colo., over a December 25 incident where wife Brooke Mueller claimed her husband threatened her with a knife, (something he has denied), said his rehab stint will affect his job.

"He will take some time off his series 'Two and a Half Men,'" the rep's statement continued.

Sheen's rep said the actor is asking for "privacy" in light of the news.

"He has asked that his privacy be honored. No further statements are planned," the statement concluded.

On Monday, Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, left a Malibu, Calif., rehab facility after an alleged patient confidentiality breach.

A rep for Sheen also confirmed on Monday that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services visited Sheen and his twins with Mueller – Max and Bob.

"CPS went to Charlie['s] home as a matter of routine procedure," the rep said

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