Charlie Sheen has blasted producers of U.S. daytime soap Days Of Our Lives for allegedly firing his friend, actor Chandler Massey.

Massey's gay character Will Horton will be recast after show bosses decided to replace the actor - and Sheen is far from happy.

In an angry tweet Sheen fired off on Friday (23Aug13), he wrote, "hey Days of Our Lives producers - newsflash you two dollar pig ph*****s: now your show Really sux!! you fired Chandler Massey??"

Massey, who won two Daytime Emmys for playing Will Horton, has taken the news better than his friend.

A statement he released on Friday reads: "I'm done. It's bittersweet. These four years have been so amazing. I've built a family here. I'm so grateful to everyone for these amazing four years."

Sheen is not unfamiliar with being fired - he was sacked from sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2011.