Charlie Sheen Cancels Fest Appearance After 'Potentially Life-Threatening' Jet Problem

Charlie Sheen

In an apology to the Baja Film Festival, the actor says he declined its offer to send a replacement plane, saying he will only fly his family and friends on his own private aircraft.

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Charlie Sheen, billed as one of the Baja Film Festival's top guests, canceled a scheduled closing-night appearance in Cabo San Lucas due to a "potentially life-threatening" mechanical problem on his private plane.

Sheen posted a photo with his ex-wife Denise Richards and his two daughters as they sat aboard the jet. Up until just hours before closing-night activities, Sheen's exact arrival time in the Mexican resort city remained a mystery.

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Sheen posted the following apology on his Twitpic account:

ok here goes: first and foremost I'd like to apologize to Pablo Sanchez-Navarro Hotel El Gonzo the good people of Cabo who organized the film festival as well as all of my fans in attendance. I boarded my plane this am with denise, my daughters Sam and Lola, as well as my publicist Jeff Ballard and life long best friend Tony Todd. I allotted ample time to attend the event in a punctual and safe capacity. however we encountered a mechanical diversion that rendered the trip potentially life threatening. the generous offer was made to have a replacement plane scoop us up, and deliver us to said event. the problem is for a myriad of reasons that are both practical and ethereal and completely rooted in a gut check 'safety first' code, I will NOT fly my family my friends or myself on any other aircraft. this is a non negotiable rule of mine as it lives in concert with zero wiggle room for maybes or friendly coercion. as I write this my plane is still not launch ready therefore leaving us all with zero options to attend the event on time. i am beyond apologetic and I ask all involved, to exercise grace and understanding in and around the headaches I'm certain this has created. xox c