American actor Charlie Sheen has been admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pains, his publicist has confirmed.
The Two and a Half Men star is reportedly staying at the Cedars-Sinai Center in Beverly Hills.
While no other details have been made public, celebrity website TMZ reported that Charlie was taken by ambulance from his home after an early morning emergency call.
His parents, actor Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton, are thought to be by his side, and are "very concerned", according to a source.
Charlie has found himself in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons - from his messy split from third wife Brooke Mueller to being accused of trashing a hotel room in New York.
Nina Tassler – CBS entertainment chief – told reporters earlier in the month she had a "high level of concern" for Charlie's personal life, but said she was happy with his professional conduct.
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