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911 call for Charlie Sheen released

February 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Drunk and in pain. That's how a doctor describes Charlie Sheen in the moments leading up to the actor's hospitalization.

Listen to the 911 call here

The 911 call, which came from Sheen's former neighbor at the gated Mulholland Estates, has been released. Sheen's friend was asking for help for the actor after receiving what he described as a very strange phone call.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif seen made the call early Thursday morning.

"I just got a call from residence of Charlie Sheen from a secretary," Nassif can be heard saying. "Apparently he's intoxicated."

He told the operator he used to live near the 45-year-old actor in the gated community.

The conversation lasted about five minutes, most of the time spent trying to get the address to Sheen's home .

"He's saying don't call 911, but I got him on the phone and was very, very intoxicated, also apparently in a lot of pain," Nassif says. "Kind of weird, the phone call I received."

At one point Nassif said those at Sheen's home were afraid to call.

Sheen was ultimately taken to the hospital and released later that day.

The star of "Two and a Half Men" is now in rehab. Production on his show was shut down.

Sheen spoke out for the first time Wednesday about his latest troubles, releasing a statement.

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