Cannon Pens Open Letter To 'Sister' Bynes
By JACKIE WILLIS
August 01, 2013
Nick Cannon isn't too thrilled with how the media has been handling Amanda Bynes' breakdown, and so the America's Got Talent host decided to write an open letter to his "sister" and former All That castmate.
"Lately I have been hit with an onslaught of questions about 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, Amanda Bynes," Cannon's letter begins about the 27-year-old star. "The questions have ranged from, 'Have you spoken to Amanda' to 'Are you working on her rap album.' 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 after recent events of Amanda being admitted under psychiatric care and reported as 5150, I see this as no laughing matter."
The 32-year-old actor/TV personality comments that show business is "one of the best and easiest occupations to ever have," but "one must know how to navigate through the matrix or you may find yourself in a very dark hole."
Cannon concludes his letter with a few lyrics from Bill Withers' Lean On Me before reaching out to Bynes directly. He writes: "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 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."
You can read Cannon's entire letter to the actress, HERE.