Nick Cannon Writes Emotional Open Letter to ‘Sister’ Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has a true friend in Nick Cannon. The “America’s Got Talent” host, who has always been supportive of his “sister,” posted an emotional open letter to the starlet on his website.
In the message, Nick addresses the struggles of fame and how “access to excess” can throw life off balance and cause stars to self-destruct.
He also urges people to stop their judgment of Amanda and others like her, explaining, “No one on this planet needs to be judged or even has the right to judge. We are all equal and we all have our downfalls, fame or no fame. Money or no money. Life is hard for everyone in some sense [sic].“
Cannon wants the "Easy A" star to know he cares. “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.”
Nick continued, “I also extend this to anyone else in my life, past or present that may find themselves in hard times. 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.”
This isn’t the first time Cannon has vocalized his support for Bynes. He told Amanda via “Extra,” “I’m here to support you if you need anything and I wish you nothing but the best… as a friend I’ve been there with you from the jump and I’m going to support you. Whatever you need I’m here.”
Amanda is currently being held on a 5150 psychiatric evaluation in Los Angeles. Her parents were initially denied a conservatorship, but another hearing on the matter takes place August 9, when Bynes is scheduled to be released.