"Oral Infection" Delays Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller Court Date

Celebrity News Jan. 20, 2010 AT 9:20AM
"Oral Infection" Delays Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller Court Date Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller will have to wait a few more days before they meet in court -- thanks to Mueller's oral infection that necessitated surgery, reports the Associated Press.

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Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day 2009 on suspicion of felony menacing, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. In a police affidavit, Mueller claimed that her husband threatened to kill her and held a knife to her throat in their Aspen, Colo. (Sheen denied these claims.)

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But the couple had planned to ask a judge Wednesday to lift a protection order that prevents them from contacting one another; that hearing is now rescheduled for Friday.

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"They’re very much in love, and they want to try to work it out." Mueller's attorney Yale Galenter told UsMagazine.com Dec. 30. "I think they had a really bad day, which is probably an understatement, but they need their privacy and they need some time."

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