"Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early Thursday morning, possibly with a hiatal hernia, following a night of what neighbors called a loud party that went on until dawn.
"All I know is he was having severe abdominal pains and went to the hospital," Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said in a statement. A hiatal hernia is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm.
RadarOnline.com reported that Sheen may be suffering from an ulceration in his stomach.
A 911 call was placed from Sheen's home at 6:35 a.m., TMZ.com reported. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that a crew responded to an emergency call to a home in a gated community in the 1400 block of West Aubrey Road after 6:30 a.m., and transported an unidentified patient to a hospital. Cedars-Sinai, citing patient confidentiality, did not confirm to the paper that Sheen, 45, was there.
CBS, which airs the hit "Two and a Half Men," declined to comment, though CBS Entertainment president Nina Tasslerearlier this month confessed to TV critics in Los Angeles of having "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."
Rosenfield denied TMZ's anonymously sourced claim that a party guest brought a multiple bricks of cocaine, with Sheen ingesting the drug for hours. "I can't comment because I have no idea if it's true," Rosenfield told the site. "You choose to believe your source. I don't."
TMZ said adult-film actress Kacey Jordan was among the revelers, though she left the long-running party Wednesday afternoon. Two other women were seen exiting the house when Sheen was taken away by an ambulance crew with a towel partly draped over his face.