"Without qualification," the statement continues, "I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family. "
The statement does not mention Jones' newfound faith. But Hudson says he talked to Jones on Monday and that "he is certainly maintaining himself quite well."
"I really have a great deal of respect for this young man," Hudson says. "He is mature beyond his years."