Charlie Sheen Speaks Candidly On Ex Brooke Mueller's Rehab Stint

By Paul Gaita 08/14/19

Sheen told The Blast that Mueller was "tucked away (yet again!) for the umpteenth billionth time."

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller

Actor Charlie Sheen spoke openly about his ex-wife Brooke Mueller's recent stay in a trauma center following the release of video footage that appeared to show her visibly intoxicated and holding what was reported by sources to be a pipe with crystal meth in 2018.

Sheen told The Blast that Mueller, to whom he was married from 2008 to 2011, was "tucked away (yet again!) for the umpteenth billionth time" in a facility on the East Coast. He added that he was helping care for his two sons with Mueller, Bob and Max, with the children's grandparents, but also noted that the "boys need their mom, and hopefully one day soon, they will finally have one [sic]."

The video of Mueller from 2018 showed the one-time actress and special correspondent for Extra in a van in Spokane, Washington, holding what appeared to be a pipe to smoke crystal meth.

Her son, Bobby, was in a nearby hotel room by himself, which prompted hotel staff to contact police. Officers found the boy in the room, as well as the prescription anxiety medication clonazepam, and stayed with Bobby until she returned an hour after her initial departure. Mueller was not charged with any infraction, and checked into another hotel.

The Southampton Incident

The video came on the heel of another report from July 2019, which claimed that Mueller was seen at a Rite Aid drug store in Southampton, New York. Witnesses claimed that Mueller, who appeared "distraught" and was carrying several suitcases, asked an unnamed individual to take her in. Once at his shared rental, Mueller reportedly opened the suitcase to reveal a sizable amount of drugs, which she allegedly shared with other individuals at the rental.

Page Six also reported that an audiotape recording, reportedly made less than a day after the Southampton incident, allegedly featured Mueller traveling in New York with an unidentified individual and looking to obtain narcotics. Mueller can reportedly be heard saying that she wanted to find "cocaine and meth, crystal and coke, and if it's even possible, it has to be the tar, black tar," referring to a free base form of the drug, before adding that the latter was not for her.

When contacted about the audiotape, Mueller told sources that she was "more than OK," and was with her treatment team at the time the recording was alleged to have been made. She also said that she had never done heroin in her life, and described the whole media frenzy over her reported behavior as "out of control."

When asked about the two incidents, Sheen—whose own history with substance dependency is well documented—confirmed to The Blast that his former spouse was "currently tucked away (yet again!) for the umpteenth billionth time, seeking the help she needs."

He added that, "Between myself and the boys' two amazing sets of grandparents, we will continue to seamlessly love shelter and protect Bob and Max, from the haphazard choices and unsightly behavior their mom refuses to extinguish once and for all [sic]."

Sheen added that the boys needed Mueller, and hoped that she would return to them "one day soon." But until then, "on every front we got this [sic]."

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Paul Gaita lives in Los Angeles. He has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Variety, LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Beat, among many other publications and websites.