Actor Charlie Sheen has hit out at the media over ongoing speculation surrounding his ex-wife Denise Richards' new skinny look, insisting she is incredibly healthy.

The former Bond girl attracted criticism last week (ends26Apr13) after images of the actress looking thinner than usual appeared online, prompting gossips to suggest that the mum of three had adopted an extreme diet.

Richards fired back at the claims on Monday (29Apr13), saying, "I don't know why lately I've been getting so much flak for it... I have a very healthy lifestyle and I'm busy."

Now Sheen has come to his ex's defence in a bid to put a stop to the accusations.

In a post on Wednesday (01May13), he writes, "listen up sad, dooshy (sic) media... Stop the inane (insane) reports of Denise's weight! She's So healthy!"

He then uploaded a screen shot from one of his recent film projects, in which he is pictured standing behind a guy being suffocated, and added the caption, "this guy didn't listen."