Amanda BynesÂ has a true friend inÂ Nick Cannon whoÂ is the latest celebrity offering love and support to the troubled actress andÂ former Nickelodeon costar. He pens down this open letter to Amanda, whom he refers to as his ‘sister’, on his website.
Nick says he has been asked a lot of questions about her since she was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward in California last week after showingÂ serious signs ofÂ erratic behavior.
He decided to post the letter on his site. Read excerpts below:
â€œI am always the first to say that fame and entertainment 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. When a person is told all of their life that they are awesome, the best, the greatest and they are catered to every moment of the day. Imagine being the breadwinner in your household before you can even drive. Imagine you parents, teachers, and employers NEVER telling you NO. Anything you ask for or want, the world gives you, at some point you are bound to self-destruct. I call this â€˜access to excess.â€™ Iâ€™ve seen it happen to many of my friends and colleagues young and old. It goes back to that old saying; â€˜Too much of anything is bad for anyone.â€™ Whether itâ€™s fame, money, s3x, drugs, attention. Itâ€™s all a dangerous addiction,â€ Cannon writes.
â€œThe question is, when this destruction occurs, who is there to help put back the pieces. What do you do when you have no solid support system?â€
Adding, â€œThen you have to rely on your own devices once again in this vulnerable state. You become paranoid, frantic, manic, irrational because you can bounce your thoughts or ideas off of anyone anymore. Your reality no longer allows you to reason with the world, so you try to break through to get back to what you think is common ground.â€
â€œWe all end up alone in that dark hole at some point in our lives and if you donâ€™t have a foundation of friends and family to help bring you up and out it makes that journey long and detrimental,â€ he says. â€œSo I say to my sister Amanda Bynes youâ€™re not alone. Iâ€™m here for you. I understand. I care and I appreciate you, because thatâ€™s what family does and thatâ€™s what family is for,â€ Cannon finishes.
Wish her the best!