Charlie Sheen’s son Max hospitalized for low weight, not heart problems

Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller
There was a lot of misinformation during the past 24 hours about Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller’s newborn sons. The two-week-old twin boys Max and Bob are still being hospitalized in Los Angeles. Several sources reported that one (or both) of the boys had some sort of heart problem, a report that Sheen’s people are flatly denying.

Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield issued a statement late Thursday. Rosenfield says that Max is being hospitalized because he hasn’t gained enough weight. Charlie Sheen issued his own statement: “The weight issue is a very common problem among infants who were born before reaching full term.” Fair enough, I’ll buy that. Lots of twins are born premature, and need added time in a hospital. People Magazine has more:

At just over 2 weeks old, Max Sheen is already in the spotlight as questions swirl about why he has yet to leave the L.A. hospital where he was born – along with his brother Bob – born March 14.

“Charlie and Brooke’s infant son Max remains in the hospital, not because of a heart condition as reported, but because he has not gained the weight necessary to leave the hospital,” Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, says in a statement. “Max is expected to reach the weight requirement shortly and will join his brother at home.”

Proud papa Sheen jokes that his son is suffering from a common affliction: aversion to hospital food.

“The weight issue is very common among infants who were born before reaching full term,” Sheen says. “I know a lot of people are not fond of hospital food; I just didn’t realize that they started so young.”

Max and Bob were the first for Sheen, 43, and wife Brooke Mueller Sheen, 31. The Two and a Half Men actor has daughters, Sam, 4, and Lola, 3, with ex-wife Denise Richards, and another, 24-year-old Cassandra, from a previous marriage.

“The Sheens appreciate the outpouring of concern,” his rep says, “but have assured everyone that both Bob and Max are fine.”

From People Magazine

I really wonder where all of the “heart problem” reports came from. Perhaps thin air? Perhaps it was just a misunderstanding. Considering Charlie Sheen is already joking about it (the hospital food joke made me wince though), I suppose there really isn’t anything there besides a baby that isn’t gaining enough weight. I hope everything is alright for Charlie and Brooke, and the little boys.

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are shown on 9/21 and 8/28/08. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. SixxKitty says:

    All the best with your beautiful babies Charlie…Hope the ‘tabs’ have it wrong, but would like to hear it from you though, isn’t that what you pay them the big bucks for??

  2. Patrice says:

    I am ALL for gossiping about celebs (Hell, I’m on here everyday), but I really feel like we should not even speculate about something like this. To me, all children should be off limits, ESPECIALLY when it is concernong something like their health. We aren’t gawking at cute pictures of Suri Cruise here, we are invading the privacy of an ill newborn. It just makes me sad.

  3. Trashaddict says:

    How many weeks are the twins? And what weight? In Chicago they are sent out at 2 kilograms, to parents with less resources than the Sheens, if they are otherwise healthy. Maybe supercaution applies to the children of celebrities???

  4. MSat says:

    Keeping the babies in my thoughts. This one hits home….