Charlie Sheen Released From Hospital

VIDEO: Actor hospitalized for abdominal pain after a night of drinking and partying.
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Charlie Sheen was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles last night after spending the day there recovering from "severe abdominal pains."

"Charlie Sheen left the hospital last night and is at home," Stan Rosenfield, Sheen's publicist, said. "He will be on the set of "Two and a Half Men" on Tuesday."

Severe abdominal pains caused by a hernia might be what forced paramedics to rush Charlie Sheen to the hospital yesterday morning, but some say the pains followed a night of heavy partying.

"Charlie had a wild party for 36 hours...that involved girls, porn stars, drinking, drugs, the works," said Harvey Levin from TMZ, which carried the report about the possible hernia.

Stan Rosenfield, Sheen's publicist, told ABCNews that the actor "was having severe abdominal pains and went to the hospital."

Sheen, 45, was rushed to the hospital around 7 a.m. early Thursday morning with his father, Martin Sheen, his mother, Jane Templeton, and ex-wife Denise Richards by his side.

Those claiming to be at the house with Sheen when paramedics were called told TMZ that Sheen had been drinking and doing drugs.

Adult film star Kacey Jordan claimed to witness Sheens' behavior, telling TMZ that she was concerned about her well-being.

"I had to leave because if I didn't leave, I would be in the hospital because I couldn't keep up. I called my driver, I said, 'you need to get me out of here,'" Jordan said.

The hospital visit is more bad news for the "Two and a Half Men Star," who has had to face questions about his career after what police described as an alcohol-fueled rampage at New York's famed Plaza Hotel with adult film star Capri Anderson in October of last year.

Anderson exclusively told GMA that she was paid thousands of dollars to escort Sheen to dinner and later that night, she said that Sheen became violent.

"Things began to very rapidly kind of fall apart and just really get out of hand," Anderson said.

Sheen has also been accused of threatening ex-wife Brooke Mueller with a knife.

Sheen Hospitalized For 'Severe Abdominal Pains'

Howard Bragman, a public relations expert whose represented several celebrities, said that Sheen needs to get help.

"Unless somebody gets intervention, unless somebody acknowledges that they have a problem, unless somebody gets help, it doesn't stop," Bragman said. "These things he's doing, these kind of outbursts, they're not going to stop so it is going to affect his career. Either Charlie or somebody else is going to get really hurt some time."

So far Sheen's work on his hit CBS show doesn't seem to be in jeopardy. There were signs that network executives are growing increasingly worried about television's highest paid actor.

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler told TV critics in Los Angeles earlier this month that there is "a high level of concern. How could we not? This man is a father. He's got children. He has a family. So obviously, there's concern on a personal level. But you can't look at it simplistically. Charlie is professional. He comes to work. He does his job extremely well. It's very complicated."

"CBS is in a really awkward position, because at this point, no matter how compassionate they are, it's an employment situation. As long as Charlie shows up for work, does his job and is ready for work, it's very hard for them to intervene," Bragman said.

Even Sheen's co-star, Jon Cryer, says that he never knows what to expect from Sheen.

"It's always a little weird because like the stuff you hear is just unbelievable," said "Men" co-star Jon Cryer to Conan O'Brien Wednesday. "I mean like ... I'm checking TMZ, as I do every day, to know if I have to go to work at all."

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