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Sheen’s rep: ‘No Two and a Half Men episodes were cut’

The star, who has a history of drug abuse, checked into a recovery facility last month (Feb10) as a “preventative measure” following his Christmas Day (25Dec09) bust-up with wife Brooke Mueller.

Producers were forced to put filming of the TV sitcom on hold while Sheen received treatment.

The 44 year old left rehab earlier this month (Mar10) and headed back to work on 16 March (10), but a series of online reports recently suggested TV bosses had been forced to cut the series’ run from 24 episodes to 22 to accommodate the time lost while Sheen was away.

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But Sheen’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, insists the actor was only contracted to film 22 shows and was never obliged to work on the “bonus” episodes.

He says, “Nothing was cancelled. The other two were called bonus episodes; none contractual.”

Sheen’s altercation with Mueller has left him facing a string of felony domestic violence charges, to which he has pleaded not guilty, and he is due to stand trial later this year (10).

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