Sheen's wife recuperating at wellness center

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2009, file photo, actor Charlie Sheen, right, and his wife Brooke Mueller arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

January 27, 2010 7:31:01 PM PST
A lawyer for Charlie Sheen's wife said Wednesday that she is recovering at a North Carolina wellness center after an infection that nearly took her life.

Yale Galanter said the Brooke Sheen was flown by private plane from Los Angeles after her release from a hospital. He denied Internet reports that she was in drug or alcohol rehab.

Galanter said Brooke Sheen was "mentally and physically exhausted" and her mother arranged for her to go to a place that will help her recover. He refused to name the facility and said it will not be made public.

The Sheens have a Feb. 8 court date in Aspen, Colo., stemming from a domestic violence incident that brought police to their Colorado home on Christmas Day.

Charlie Sheen stars in the TV sitcom "Two And A Half Men."