- by cnn
- 01 Oct 2023
Actor John Amos wants people to know he is "doing well," despite reports to the contrary.
The "Roots" and "Good Times" star, 83, is currently hospitalized in Tennessee, according to his publicist, Belinda Foster. Amos shared a statement with CNN through her on Monday.
"To all of my fans, I want you to know that I am doing well. I am not in ICU nor was I ever fighting for my life," Amos said.
Last month, officials in Colorado, where Amos has a home, say they opened an investigation into an allegation the actor was being abused by an unnamed caregiver after his daughter, Shannon Amos, raised her concern to local law enforcement.
"On May 14th, I would receive a distressing call: from my dad, sharing that he was hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, in immense pain. Despite being out of the country, I arranged for help to reach him. ICU revealed his life hanging by a thread," Shannon Amos wrote on Instagram last week.
She continued, "The past two weeks shattered our world. My dad, a victim of elder abuse and financial exploitation. We are collaborating with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and local authorities, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Legal assistance is crucial to ensure their prosecution and protect my father's future. His home, stripped bare, necessitates a safe space for his return."
The Custer County Sheriff's Office is looking into the complaint, Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Lisa Kohlbrenner told CNN in a statement.
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