Charlie Sheen was forced to cancel an appearance at a film festival in Mexico on Saturday (16Nov13) after his private plane suffered a mechanical glitch.
The actor was set to attend the Baja Film Festival with his ex-wife Denise Richards and their two daughters, nine-year-old Sam, and eight-year-old Lola, but he axed the trip due to problems with his jet which he branded "potentially life threatening".
Sheen took to Twitter.com to post a photo of himself posing with Richards and the young girls as they sat aboard the plane, and issued an apology to festival organisers.
He writes, "I'd like to apologize to Pablo Sanchez-Navarro Hotel El Gonzo, the good people of Cabo who organized the film festival, as well as all of my fans in attendance. I boarded my plane this am (morning) 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 my friends 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 coercion. 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."