Charlie Sheen Admits He Has ‘A Lot of Work to Do’

Charlie Sheen has broken his silence after entering rehab last week.

The 45-year-old actor issued a statement on Wednesday, thanking the cast and crew of his series Two and a Half Men—which has gone on a month-long hiatus in light of his troubles—for their support, as well as admitting that he has a long road to travel on the path to recovery.

In the statement, Sheen says,

“I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people. I want to say ‘thank-you’ to my fellow cast members, the crew of Two and a Half Men and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros., especially Les Moonves and Bruce Rosenblum for their concern and support. And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much. 
Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, ‘thank-you.’”

Sheen has experienced much tumult in his personal life over the past year, starting with a reported Christmas 2009 physical altercation with then-wife Brooke Mueller at the couple’s Aspen home. Other stumbling blocks for Sheen included a reported October 2010 altercation with porn actress Capri Anderson at New York’s Plaza Hotel, and a subsequent hospitalization for a reported “allergic reaction” to medication. The actor was again hospitalized in January, reportedly to be treated for a hernia.