charliestatement.jpgX17online was the first to break the news that TV actor Charlie Sheen was receiving in-home rehabilitation treatment at his Los Angeles pad - and ex Denise Richards has been visiting him repeatedly - but Sheen himself has kept quiet until now...

The Two and a Half Men star released the following statement:

    "I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people.

    I want to say 'thank-you' to my fellow cast members, the crew of Two and a Half Men, and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros., especially Les Moonves and Bruce Rosenblum for their concern and support.

    And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much.

    Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, 'thank-you.'"

Sheen's hit CBS sitcom is currently on hiatus while the actor recovers.