Nick Cannon Wrote an Open Letter to His ‘Sister’ Amanda Bynes

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Nick Cannon is the latest celebrity offering love and support to Amanda Bynes as she continues to receive treatment under a police-ordered psychiatric hold in Los Angeles.

In an emotional open letter on his blog Wednesday, Cannon describes Bynes’ current situation as “no laughing matter.”

“I 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,” wrote Cannon, who worked with Bynes on the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series All That.

He continued:

No one can make it through anything alone … We all end up alone in that dark hole at some point in our lives and if you don’t have a foundation of friends and family to help bring you up and out it makes that journey long and detrimental.

Cannon ends his post by offering an olive branch, referring to Bynes as his “sister.”

“You’re not alone,” he writes. “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.”

Bynes was recently put under a 72-hour lockdown after the actress started a fire outside a residence in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Her stay was subsequently extended an additional two weeks.

A report from TMZ Thursday says she has been responding well to her medication.

To read Cannon’s letter in full, click here.