Charlie Sheen has apologised after he was caught using a homophobic slur at a hosting gig in Mexico on Friday (28Dec12).

The former Two And A Half Men star was filmed shouting profanities as he opened his new rooftop bar Epic at the El Ganzo hotel in Cabo San Lucas.

In video footage of the launch, Sheen asks the crowd from onstage, "How we doing? Lying bunch of f**got a**holes, how we doing?"

The controversial actor has now spoken out about the incident, telling, "I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologise if I offended anyone."

However, Sheen's sincerity came into question as he added, "I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp."

The event included a set by rocker Slash and was attended by guests including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.