Mel Gibson has said that his heart goes out to Shia LaBeouf but that he reckons the Transformers star will be all right.

The 58-year-old Lethal Weapon star told Indiewire, "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."

He added, "He'll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he's good."