Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and Daughters Grounded By “Potentially Life Threatening” Plane Problem
Charlie Sheen had to bail on the Los Cabos International Film Festival on Saturday after a “potentially life threatening” mechanical problem on his private jet. The actor, his ex-wife Denise Richards, and their daughters Sam and Lola had boarded the plane and taken a picture (see right) after Sheen excitedly tweeted, “Here we come… batten down all hatches… storm bringer coming!”
But the “Air Sheen” flight was grounded by serious “mechanical issues,” and Sheen refused to take a replacement aircraft. He apologetically explained the situation on Twitter:
ok here goes:
first and foremost
I’d like to apologize to
Hotel El Gonzo
the good people of Cabo
who organized the film festival
as well as all of my fans in
I boarded my plane this am
with denise, my daughters Sam and Lola, as well as my publicist Jeff Ballard and life long best friend Tony Todd.
I allotted ample time to attend the event in a punctual and safe capacity.
however we encountered a mechanical diversion that rendered the trip potentially life threatening.
the generous offer was made to have a replacement plane
scoop us up,
and deliver us to said event.
the problem is
for a myriad of reasons that are both practical and ethereal
and completely rooted in a
gut check ‘safety first’ code,
I will NOT fly my family
or myself on any other aircraft.
this is a non negotiable rule of mine as it lives in concert
with zero wiggle room for maybes or friendly
as I write this my plane is still not launch ready therefore leaving us all with zero options to attend the event on time.
i am beyond apologetic and I ask all involved,
to exercise grace and understanding in and around the headaches I’m certain
this has created.
There you have it.