Sheen 'ready to return to work'
Charlie Sheen has announced he's ready to get back to work on Two And A Half Men.
The series went on hiatus last month after Charlie was briefly hospitalized following a 911 call in which a neighbour said the actor was intoxicated and in pain.
In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Charlie claimed he was prepared to get back on the set but those in charge of the series weren't.
"They said, 'You get ready and we'll get ready.' And I got ready and went back and nobody's there," he said. "I'm here and I'm ready. They're not. Bring it, you know?"
Charlie added that he tends to "unravel pretty quickly," so suggested producers should put him to work now.
Asked about when shooting would resume, he joked: "I believe August of 2014 at this pace. I don't know, it's supposed to be like the 28th or the 29th. That's what it is! It's the 29th in a non-leap year."
CBS and producer Warner Bros. Television declined comment on when production might resume on the sitcom that has filmed only 16 of the season's planned 24 episodes. The network and studio have expressed concern for the actor's wellbeing.
In the interview, Charlie said he was sober but acknowledged that he's had "some problems lately" and said staying away from crack cocaine is good advice unless a person can "manage it socially."
Charlie's publicist initially cited the actor's history of hernia problems when he was hospitalised. He later said his client went into rehab, but he did not say why.