Sheen ghost cameo award good news for stricken Bates
Bates (pictured) has thanked former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen after her guest appearance as his character’s ghost won her an Emmy Award on the weekend, just days after she confirmed her breast cancer diagnosis. The Misery star opened up about her health crisis earlier this week, revealing she recently underwent a double mastectomy after doctors found a lump in her breast. She received some good news on Saturday when she was named a winner at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which are handed out a week before the main Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. Bates landed the Outstanding Guest Actress trophy for her cameo appearance in hit sitcom Two and Half Men, in which she channelled the show’s former star Sheen to play his character’s ghost. Sheen was written out of the sitcom after he was fired in 2011 and after her win, Bates thanked the actor for helping her achieve Emmy success. She writes: ‘‘Heartfelt thanks Emmy voters! . . . ( Two and a Half Men creator) Chuck Lorre, Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher & cast & crew of 2½ Men for this honour . . . But most of all my thanks & respect to the inimitable Charlie Sheen without whom this recognition simply would not have been possible.’’ The actress has another chance to win an Emmy Award as she is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in cancelled drama series Harry’s Law at the next prizegiving.
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