Nick Cannon literally grew up with troubled actress Amanda Bynes when the two starred together on Nickelodeon’s All That. So naturally he’s been peppered with questions as the now hospitalized starlet’s behavior grew more and more bizarre.
Now Nick’s finally addressing those issues via his website. Titled “An open letter to my sister, Amanda Bynes” the 32-year-old comic opens with “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.”
The America’s Got Talent host then goes into great detail of the perils of growing up in Hollywood, the dangers of no one ever telling you “no,” how isolating and intense the pressures of fame can be as you grow up under the spotlight. You can read the full contents of the letter here.
Cannon ends the letter with “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. So not to be all cheesy and over sentimental but I got to end this with the ingenious Wither’s lyrics “Lean on me when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long until I’ll need somebody to lean on.”