Mel Gibson, 58, is concerned about Shia LaBeouf, who has sparked fears over his mental health after he appeared at a Nymphomaniac
film premiere in Germany with a paper bag on his head earlier this year. Speaking to Indiewire, he said: ''When I see someone like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he's suffering in some way. Or why would he do that? People are inclined to sort of point the finger at him and say like, well, he's this, that, or the other. It's easy to judge. But I'm sure he's going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there.''
Shia is currently
receiving treatment for alcohol addiction after he was arrested in New York City last month for allegedly yelling offensive language and slapping people's bottoms during a Cabaret
However, Mel, who has never met Shia, believes the 27-year-old actor will sort out his problems.
He added: ''He'll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he's good.''