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Charlie Sheen: It's Really an Ear Infection!

1/12/2011 9:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE:  Sources tell us Charlie will be on the set Thursday for rehearsals, and Friday's taping will go as scheduled.  As for the ear infection, we're told he had it in Vegas and should never have gotten on a plane because it made it a lot worse.  Charlie didn't leave the house today.  The doc made a house call.

A lot of people have contacted us scoffing at the official story that Charlie Sheen didn't make it to the set of "Two and a Half Men" today because of an ear infection ... but it's really true.

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TMZ has confirmed ... a doctor from Warner Bros. is with Charlie and he really does have what we're told is a "serious, ongoing ear problem."

The Warner Bros. doctor got in the act because the insurance policy covering the show requires it.

Charlie has gone to his own doctor for the problem, but it's legit.

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HarlotO'Hara    

from dlisted:

You know that when Charlie and Bombshell touched tongues, we all had a damn outbreak. The lights at the CDC's headquarters flickered and gonorrhea warts sprouted out of everyone's genitals to worship their new king and queen!

1294 days ago
17.

MarkP    

Is TMZ stalking Charlie? You the man Charlie!

1294 days ago
18.

whofuggincares    

Celebrity drug addicts and alcoholics also get colds and other types of infections, why are people so surprised? Does someone always have to be drunk or high to take a day off? It ain't like anyone reading this is gonna live forever. Cut him a damn break.

1294 days ago
19.

angles    

THERE I KNEW THAT WAS POSSIABLE AND WHEN HE WAS FLYING IT MUST HAVE BOTHERED HIM ALSO IT IS CALLED DELAYED REACTIN GOOD THAT HE IS GETTING IT TAKEN CARE OF IT CAN THROW OFF YOUR SENCE OF BALANCE YOU CAN WALK LIKE YOU ARE DRUNK OR YOUR HEAD CAN SPINN LIKE YOU ARE DIZZY I HOPE HE HAS CAUGHT IT IN TIME

1294 days ago
20.

AgentBlonde    

Charlie, drink lots of OJ, follow doctors orders including meds, and go to bed early/sleep late. When you're all better--call me!

1294 days ago
21.

carlitos    

man all of you are haters!..go charlie..for been human and knows how to party

1294 days ago
22.

MIKE    

Wile hes at the Dr's anyway he should get checked out for STDs? GO! Charlie! GO! Is there an ear STD? LOL

1294 days ago
23.

twitterdeetwitterdumber    

Since when is having an empty scotch bottle stuck in your ear an infection?

1294 days ago
24.

Yankee    

Must have been from flying too high.

1294 days ago
25.

Rika    

someone tell the poor fellow that antibiotics and alcohol do NOT mix

1294 days ago
26.

sue    

You do know the ears, nose and throat are all connected. Prolonged cocaine use can cause serious ear problems... Dude looks like death, another casuality of Fame!!

1294 days ago
27.

Swinson    

Yes, his inner ear is completely addicted to drugs and alcohol. They are probably going to send it to rehab.

1294 days ago
28.

Ms_Tell    

Ewwww, probably hooker cooties. I love his acting but his personal life is just disgustingly GROSS and lacks self respect and respect for others.

1294 days ago
29.

dumas1000    

The infection is legit. What might have led to said infection is sketchy. Really though. These are slow days for TMZ. Even though Charlie Sheen tends to get a free pass for a lot of things in life, TMZ must be pretty bored these days. I think they must be just praying for Lindsay Lohan to get thrown back in jail, 'else, they got nothing. The 24 hour news cycle must be filled with something, I suppose.

1294 days ago
30.

rex kramer    

If you take out the 'a' from ear and the 'inf' from infection. Then I'd believe it.

1294 days ago
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