Nick Cannon Writes Letter to “Sister” Amanda Bynes: “I’m Here For You”

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Nick Cannon has posted a heartfelt open letter to his friend and “sister” Amanda Bynes, asking others to have compassion for the troubled actress.

Cannon calls Bynes, who was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold last week, “someone I consider family, someone I watched grow up, and someone I genuinely feel is one of the most pleasant human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting.”

He says that he initially did not answer questions about his former “All That” co-star’s status, explaining, “Sometimes I would answer in a playful humorous manner and sometimes I would brush it off as another Pop culture topic that a reporter was trying to retrieve a sound bite for.” But Cannon continues, “After recent events of Amanda being admitted under psychiatric care and reported as 5150, I see this as no laughing matter.”

He then reaches out to Bynes directly. “So I say to my sister Amanda Bynes you’re not alone. I’m here for you. I understand. I care and I appreciate you, because that’s what family does and that’s what family is for… I’m here! Call me! Because I truly believe, the hand you’re helping up today may be the one you’re reaching for tomorrow.” Cannon also posted a picture of himself and Bynes from their “All That” days (see below).

What do you think about Cannon’s words of support for Bynes?


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