Charlie Sheen Jokes About Online Death Rumors

Charlie Sheen Jokes About Online Death Rumors

12/30/2010 AT 04:45 PM EST

Charlie Sheen was as surprised as anyone to discover he'd been killed in a snowboarding accident this week.

"When I heard on the news that I had died the other day, I quickly ran to my PC and checked the ratings for my show," the Two and a Half Men star told The Insider Thursday of his reaction to learning of the Internet reports swirling this week.

"Hmmm … that's odd, all the numbers appeared solid," Sheen continued of his ratings. "Perhaps even up a bit.

"You can only imagine my relief when I discovered shortly afterward that they were referring to my actual literal death," he joked. "That I can survive. I then quickly called my Mom."

Earlier this week, his ex-wife Denise Richards assured the world via Twitter that Sheen was, indeed, alive.

Sheen is just one star who appears to be part of a vast celebrity death conspiracy sweeping the Internet. Other victims of false death reports over the holidays include Owen Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler – who all turned out to be just fine, thanks.

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