Charlie Sheen Speaks Out From Rehab, Compares Himself to Errol Flynn

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Charlie Sheen, whose rehabilitation has caused the entire production of Two and a Half Men to shut down, has sent out a message of thanks for the support.

"Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, 'Thank you,' " Sheen said in a statement.

Sheen went on to thank his fellow cast members and the crew of Men, who have been deeply affected by the shutdown.

"And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much," he wrote. "I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people."

Sheen announced he was entering rehab last week. CBS, Warner Bros. TV and Men creator Chuck Lorre released a joint statement announcing that the hit sitcom would be put on production hiatus during that time.

The Men shutdown could cost up to $250 million in domestic syndication deals -- as well as millions more in ad revenue.

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