Amanda Bynes has been having a bit of a rough time. In addition to a string of arrests, the former actress has been dealing with mental issues and is currently on psychiatric hold in Los Angeles. Bynes has received support from her family and friends and now her “big brother” Nick Cannon has penned a letter to the troubled star.
Cannon, who co-starred with Bynes on the Nickelodeon show “All That,” wrote an open letter to the actress saying that she is one of the most “pleasant human beings” he has ever met.
Cannon also gave Bynes some advice on dealing with fame.
The actor writes: “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 “access to excess”. I’ve seen it happen to many of my friends and colleagues young and old.”
Bynes has provided websites and news networks with some comedic fodder over the last year but Cannon says that the actress’ problems are no laughing matter.
Cannon wraps up his letter with some Bill Withers lyrics, telling Bynes that she can lean on him for support.
The actor 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.”