Mueller's mother, Moira Fiore, tried to set the record straight last week in a recent issue of In Touch Weekly. She told the magazine Mueller had been rushed to the hospital because of a dangerous fever that resulted from having her wisdom teeth removed.
"The infections and pneumonia are what caused the shutting down of her organs," Fiore told In Touch. "Brooke was very sick."
It was Mueller and Sheen's past history of alcohol abuse that People magazine said led to a Christmas Eve spat that turned ugly during the early hours of Dec. 25.
In an audio recording of a 911 call, a woman who identifies herself as Brooke tells the dispatcher that her husband threatened her with a knife and added, "I thought I was going to die for one hour."
When asked her husband's name, she waits before admitting "It's Charlie Sheen," and starts crying.