Charlie Sheen has spoken out for the first time since his wild party with porn stars that landed him in the hospital.
"I'm fine," Sheen told RadarOnline's Senior Executive Editor Dylan Howard via text message on Friday afternoon around the same time it was announced he was checking into rehab.
"People don't seem to get it.... Guy can't have a great time and do his job also?"
The Two and a Half Men star finished the text with a characterization of his detractors: “Bunch of turds.”
It's not clear who Sheen was referring to, although RadarOnline.com revealed his father Martin was the one who convinced his son to seek help, along with his employer CBS which said in a statement it was "profoundly concerned for his health and well-being."
The network announced its hit sitcom is going on production hiatus while the $2 million an episode star seeks help.
Sheen's exchange with RadarOnline.com also draws into question an earlier statement, from his rep, that suggested he "voluntarily entered" an undisclosed rehabilitation center.
RadarOnline.com was first to report the 45-year-old's decision to seek help.
The oft-troubled actor was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Thursday after days of smoking and snorting cocaine, according to knowledgeable sources.
One friend of Sheen's insisted he was hospitalized for a hernia, aggravated when he laughed too hard while watching television.
But as RadarOnline.com reported exclusively, Sheen was anemic with an elevated white blood cell count and dehydrated.
He was covertly released from the hospital on Thursday night after being treated for what doctors suspect was an ulceration.
Sheen's text message to Howard arrived at 4.23 pm PT and it's not clear if he had entered the facility when it was received.
The star's comments at the height of yet another scandal are consistent with his attitude of denial that first emerged when he trashed his posh room at New York's The Plaza Hotel, in a frantic bid to find his wallet and cell phone after partying with a hooker.
Then he told RadarOnline.com in another message: "Oh my man, I'm fine...The story is totally overblown and overplayed as far as the reality of the scenario."