Lindsay Lohan's leaked Playboy spread has caused such a frenzy, Hugh Hefner has wisely decided to bump up the release date, STAT!

The Playboy founder, who called the January/February issue a collector's item, Tweeted Friday afternoon:

    "Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we're releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early."

Lohan is scheduled to make an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on December 15 to officially launch her January issue. Oops!

Playboy, who are hoping this issue will be the most profitable ever, reportedly paid Lohan $1 million for the photo spread, and even ordered thousands of extra copies to be printed in anticipation of this issue's massive popularity.

Lilo, who's been hard at work completing her court-ordered community service at the LA County morgue, has yet to comment on the Playboy issue leak.

Hefner says the magazine will hit stands late next week. Stocking stuffer, anyone?