Infection Lands Charlie Sheen's Wife in Intensive Care: Lawyer
Brooke Mueller Sheen has fever after surgery
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2010 7:23 PM CST
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller Sheen.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Charlie Sheen's wife was taken to the intensive-care unit of a Los Angeles-area hospital today with a high fever and an infection following oral surgery, her lawyer said. Brooke Mueller Sheen was running a fever of 105 degrees, Yale Galanter said. "She has an infection as the result of oral surgery earlier in the week," he added. "They're concerned and trying to get it under control."

Sheen, 32, had received heavy doses of antibiotics to control the infection, which was improving, but had developed pneumonia and remained in intensive care—likely delaying the domestic-violence case involving Charlie Sheen's Christmas assault on Brooke. A court made an exception to its order that the Sheens stay away from each other so Charlie could visit the hospital.