Charlie Sheen took some time out from his at-home rehab to release a statement to the public. The troubled 'Two and a Half Men' star told Showbiz Tonight, "I have a lot of work to do to be able to return the support I have received from so many people. I want to say 'thank-you' to my fellow cast members, the crew of 'Two and a Half Men' and everyone at CBS and Warner Bros., especially Les Moonves & Bruce Rosenblum for their concern and support." (Moonves and Rosenblum are the presidents of CBS and Warner Bros. television group, respectively.)

Sheen continued with an expression of gratitude. "And to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much." he said. "Like Errol Flynn, who had to put down his sword on occasion, I just want to say, 'thank-you.'"

Now, if you're like me, you might have thought Sheen likened himself to some modern-day mixed martial artist, or maybe an extra in 'Zorro.' But let me save you some embarrassment among film buffs and remind you that Errol Flynn was actually a Hollywood icon who, like Sheen, had a troubled, addiction-plagued personal life.

The Australian-born American actor was born in 1909 and would go on to be revered for his expert swordsmanship and the consistently macho roles he played in films. Sadly, by the 1950s, Flynn went from an expert "swashbuckler" in 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' to an alcoholic parody of himself. The actor had a reputation for being a womanizing alcoholic and was married three times. Then in 1959, after a weeklong bender, Flynn died of a heart attack at the age of 50.