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Charlie Sheen No Show at Work Was Due to Infection

January 13, 2011 (7:02 am) GMT
Despite reports saying CBS is giving him time to get his act together, his representative confirmed that Sheen skipped 'Two and a Half Men' filming because of ear problem.

has been forced to halt filming on his hit U.S. sitcom "" as he recovers from a serious ear infection. The actor missed work on Wednesday, January 12 morning after reportedly waking up in agony.

He sought out medical attention and was given time off to visit a doctor after an on-set medic checked him over. A source says, "Charlie has a serious, ongoing ear problem." Charlie's rep Stan Rosenfield then confirmed to E! Online Wednesday, January 12, "Charlie woke up this morning with an ear infection, and he will go see his ear doctor first, and then go to the set."

The news comes on the heels of a rumor that CBS is going to halt the production to give Sheen a time to enter rehab.

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