Charlie Sheen‘s neighbor and pal Dr. Paul Nassif appeared on Good Morning America Thursday to talk about his call to 911 last week, summoning help to the “very, very intoxicated” actor’s home, where Sheen was “in a lot of pain.”
On the 911 call made January 27, Nassif told the operator: “I just got a call from, uh, the residence of Charlie Sheen, from the secretary. He’s saying don’t call 911. He was very, very intoxicated … also apparently in a lot of pain.”
Nassif, a plastic surgeon and the hubby of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, told GMA, “The best thing to do in that situation is call 911,” adding Sheen’s symptoms could have signaled “a chest issue, stomach issue, heart issue.”
Maloof added, “I think at that point we were both thinking if Charlie is in pain, we want to get him immediate attention.”
Nassif said he drove Sheen home from the hospital, and the TV star was in much better spirits.
The hospital trip was the last straw in a string of troubling incidents connected to Sheen, triggering a domino effect resulting in the actor going back to rehab; the halting of production on his hit show, Two And A Half Men; and talk of his parents filing a conservatorship for him — a story first reported by RadarOnline.com.
Sheen issued a statement Wednesday saying, “I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people. Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, ‘thank-you.'”