Sean Penn has spoken out about Charlie Sheen's decision to join his aid efforts in Haiti, insisting the troubled actor's "energies, intelligence and passion" will be a great help.
Sheen has been a regular in the headlines over the last few weeks as he battles personal and professional problems and he recently revealed he is set to put his raised profile to good use by jetting to the Caribbean nation on a humanitarian mission with Penn.
The Oscar-winner has now confirmed Sheen plans to help boost publicity for the JP Haitian Relief Organization, which Penn set up in the aftermath of last year's (10) earthquake, and the Milk star insists his friend will be an asset to the team.
He says in a statement, "I think his energies, intelligence and passion could be both of service and servicing to him, as it is to all who are touched by the struggle of the Haitian people. Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit. I would very much like to show my old friend the world of needs on the ground in Haiti, and introduce him and his tremendous wit to our hard working Haitian staff. If he chooses to give support, I'll trust it."