Thanks to the Internet … Lindsay Lohan‘s much talked about Playboy issue was released in full today, and now Hugh Hefner has announced that he will be releasing the issue early.

“Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we’re releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early,” Hef tweeted Friday afternoon (Dec 9).

Playboy reportedly invested a boatload of money into the Lohan issue, initially due to be released next week, and had printed thousands of extra copies in anticipation of unprecedented demand.

No new release date has been announced just yet … though it will be very interesting to see how today’s leak will impact sales once the physical issue does hit newsstands.