Charlie Sheen has received support from fellow celeb cohorts Sean Penn, Mel Gibson and Slash after the Two and a Half Men actor recently was sacked from the series, due to his drug-fuelled lifestyle as well as his public tirades against the producers of the show.

Sean Penn expressed his sympathy for Sheen, telling GQ: “He’s a very ironic character.

“He’s got pretension in the crosshairs of his wit. I think to a large degree he’s saying, ‘Guys, we’re only going to be here once, so lighten the f*** up.’”

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On Piers Morgan’s Tonight show on Monday, Sheen also told interviewer Piers that he had received a phone call from Mel Gibson, who called to give Sheen some “comforting words.”

Speaking on the Howard Stern Show, Charlie Sheen later said of his celeb colleague: “Mel’s a rock star. I love him … I’m a huge fan and I think he’s a beautiful man.”

Guns N’ Roses legend Slash has also come forward to back the Hotshots! star.

Speaking to Aussie radio station Triple M Sydney on The Grill show, Slash said:

“I love Charlie – he’s probably the most rock n’ roll character in entertainment today”.

“He’s been managing to get away with what he’s been doing on that show and get a raise for more than 10 years. I think that’s pretty cool.”