Max Sheen Released From Hospital

Update: Max, having met the weight requirement, was released from the hospital recently — reportedly on Friday. Charlie’s rep tells PEOPLE,

“It’s frustrating to be a parent and not have your family home with you. This is the last week of Two and a Half Men [which is going on hiatus], so Charlie and Brooke will be able to spend some quality time with their kids.”

Originally posted April 2nd: In a statement issued this afternoon a rep for Charlie Sheen confirmed reports that the Two and a Half Men star’s 2 ½-week-old son Max remains hospitalized. The reason behind his extended stay is not a heart condition as had been rumored, however, but is instead because he has not gained enough weight to be safely discharged.

“Max is expected to reach the weight requirement shortly and will join his brother at home. The Sheens appreciate the outpouring of concern but have assured everyone that both Bob and Max are fine.”

Charlie noted that difficulty gaining weight “is very common among infants who were born before reaching full term;” Max and his fraternal twin Bob were born six weeks prematurely on March 14th. The 43-year-old actor went on to joke,

“I know a lot of people are not fond of hospital food. I just didn’t realize they that started so young.”

Max and Bob are the first children together for Charlie and his wife Brooke Mueller Sheen. Charlie is already dad to Sam, 5 and Lola Rose, 3 ½, with ex-wife Denise Richards, and 24-year-old Cassandra from a previous relationship.

Source: PEOPLE

— Missy

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