Less than two weeks after being arrested on drug and assault charges, Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller has checked into a long-term, in-patient rehab facility.
The news comes one day after a rep for Mueller said she had planned to undergo outpatient
addiction treatment so she could continue to care for her two children at home. But in a statement to ET on Tuesday, spokesman Steve Honig said her plans had changed: "After further reflection and consideration, Brooke has decided to remove herself from the media spotlight and has entered a long-term in-patient treatment center where she can focus on her recovery without distraction."
"She has already arrived at the facility and, out of respect for her
privacy, no further information will be released about her treatment.
Brooke's goal is to maintain her sobriety and she believes this is the
best option to reach that goal," the statement said.
The statement also indicates there will no change to the Brooke's custody arrangement. "Brooke will retain custody of the children, who will remain in their home and familiar surroundings and be under the care of their longtime nanny. Charlie and Brooke's parents fully support her decision and everyone recognizes the importance of maintaining the children's normal routine."
The rehab announcement follows Mueller's December 2 arrest in Aspen, CO during which she was taken into custody for alleged misdemeanor assault and on suspicion of cocaine possession with intent to distribute -- a class four felony. Mueller was released after posting an $11,000 bond.