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Brooke Mueller released from hospital


Earlier this month, just weeks after husband Charlie Sheen was arrested after she called the police during a domestic violence incident, Brooke Mueller was rushed to hospital. Diagnosis: pneumonia and and infection from an oral surgery. She was placed in the intensive care unit at the hospital.

Now, a week later, Brooke is doing well enough to be allowed to leave the hospital. Brooke’s mom, Moira Fiore, told People:

“I picked her up [Monday night] and brought her to a friend’s house in Los Angeles where we will stay until we decide what we are going to do and where we will go.”

Sources close to Brooke and her family have claimed she will check into a spa to promote her healing, to help with stress reduction and to receive psychological counseling after the hiatus with Charlie.

“The doctors in ICU told Brooke that if she wants to get better she has to reduce stress and get a lot of R&R in the coming weeks,” People quotes a source close to the family as saying. “Her mom thinks she needs some time away from Charlie [Sheen] and Los Angeles to get her head together.”

Brooke is reportedly staying at a friend’s place in Los Angeles while she figures out what to do about her marriage.

It was Christmas in Aspen when the Sheen family made headlines: Brooke Mueller, Charlie’s wife, called police to their residence after a fight with Charlie, in which she alleges he threatened her with a knife. A court order had ordered Charlie to stay away from his wife until a court hearing, during which would be decided what is to become of the couple. A nasty family fight, it seemed.

That is, until Brooke got ill. She was rushed to hospital earlier this month with symptoms of fever. The 32-year-old mom of twins had recently had oral surgery, which apparently got infection and spread to other parts of her body. She was also battling pneumonia in both lungs.

The protective order, designed to protect Brooke after the domestic violence incident, was altered so Charlie could visit her in hospital. Many media outlets had reported sources saying the couples appeared very much in love, and were holding hands.

Read our coverage when Brooke was rushed to hospital.

Charlie Sheen has also battled addictions to drug, alcohol and sex.

Other celebrities who have battled addiction include Johnny CashDrew Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan and Mickey Rourke, to name only a few. Tiger Woods is currently battling a sex addiction.


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