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Sheen's infant son is too small to leave hospital

Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller-Sheen’s newborn son, Max, is still in the hospital nearly three weeks after being born.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller-Sheen’s newborn son, Max, is still in the hospital nearly three weeks after being born.

However, contrary to reports, the infant is not being kept due to a heart problem.

“Charlie and Brooke’s infant son, Max, remains in the hospital, not because of a heart condition as reported, but because he has not gained the weight necessary to leave hospital,” Charlie’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “Max is expected to reach the weight requirement shortly and will join his brother at home. The Sheens appreciate the outpouring of concern but have assured everyone that both Bob and Max are fine.”

Brooke gave birth to twin boys Max and Bob on March 14, the first children for the couple, who wed in May 2008, and the first sons for Charlie, who has three daughters from previous relationships.

In a statement to Access, Charlie said the problems facing his son are not uncommon.

“The weight issue is very common among infants who were born before reaching full term,” he said. “I know a lot of people are not fond of hospital food; I just didn’t realize that they started so young.”