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OTRC: Charlie Sheen in danger, Dr. Drew says, after actor's manic rant

Dr. Drew Pinsky speaks to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Feb. 24, 2011 about Charlie Sheen's turmoil at a party honoring the Top 24 'American Idol' finalists in Los Angeles. / Charlie Sheen in a scene from 'Two and a Half Men'. (CBS)

Charlie Sheen is in danger and should be placed in a hospital, Dr. Drew Pinsky of the reality show "Celebrity Rehab" told OnTheRedCarpet.com, following the actor's recent manic ramblings that helped spur the shutdown of his comedy series "Two and a Half Men."

The show sees the 45-year-old actor playing a womanizing jingle writer and which is one of the highest-rated programs in the United States. Production on "Two and a Half Men" was suspended in January after Sheen began treatment for drug and alcohol addiction amid reports of wild partying with adult film stars.

On Thursday, Sheen slammed the show's co-creator, Chuck Lorre, during an obscene rant on the syndicated radio program "The Alex Jones Show."

"That's acute mania," Pinsky told OnTheRedCarpet.com about Sheen later that night, at a party honoring the Top 24 finalists of the FOX series "American Idol." "That's an acute psychiatric problem. Maybe drug-induced, we don't know, but he's in danger. He's heading either for a really serious collapse or a 72-hour hold. I would put him in a hospital right away, right now, and I don't think he'd cooperate with that."

Sheen has not responded to Pinsky's remarks. After the actor made his comments on the radio, CBS confirmed production of "Two and a Half Men" had been halted for the remainder of the current eighth season. In 2010, Sheen signed up for two more seasons and got a pay raise that brought his salary to a reported $27.5 million a year, Reuters reported.

Sheen sent a text message to "Good Morning America" and other news outlets on Friday, claiming that he is 100 percent sober and plans to show up for work next week anyway.

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