The actor was hospitalised at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last week (ends28Jan11) after a wild night of partying.
Sheen was treated for a hernia and released only to check into a rehab-at-home program on Saturday (29Jan11).
Despite all the swirling rumours about his dalliance with porn stars and his alleged intake of booze and drugs, the actor has refused to speak out – until now.
A statement from him reads, “I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people.
“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.'”
And Sheen has also thanked the cast and crew of his hit TV sitcom, Two & a Half Men, which has been put on hiatus to enable the actor to clean up his act.
He adds, “I want to say ‘thank-you’ to my fellow cast members, the crew of (TV show) Two & A Half Men, and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros… for their concern and support.”