Belfast Telegraph

Sheen misses fest due to jet issues

Charlie Sheen was forced to miss a film festival after mechanical difficulties on his private jet.

The Anger Management star was due to be a special guest at the Baja Film Festival in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but tweeted that he was having problems with his plane.

Charlie, who was making the trip with his former wife Denise Richards and their two daughters Sam and Lola, tweeted that he had boarded the jet in the morning and had "allotted ample time to attend the event in a punctual and safe capacity".

The 48-year-old went on: "However we encountered a mechanical diversion that rendered the trip potentially life threatening.

"The generous offer was made to have a replacement plane scoop us up, and deliver us to said event. The problem is for a myriad of reasons that are both practical and ethereal and completely rooted in a gut check 'safety first' code, I will NOT fly my family, my friends or myself on any other aircraft. This is a non negotiable rule of mine as it lives in concert with zero wiggle room for maybes or friendly coercion.

"As I write this my plane is still not launch ready therefore leaving us all with zero options to attend the event on time. I am beyond apologetic and I ask all involved, to exercise grace and understanding in and around the headaches I'm certain this has created."

Charlie also apologised to his fans and the festival's organisers.

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