John Amos is having trouble with his health right now. TMZ says that he was taken to the hospital because of what his daughter Shannon Amos says is elder abuse.
The actor from “Good Times” was taken to a hospital on May 14, as his daughter Shannon Amos said. She was told that he was in intensive care. Find out more about the great actor John Amos’s health by reading on.
John Amos, Star of “Good Times,” is Taken to the Hospital.
Not long ago, the American actor John Amos was taken to a hospital following what his daughter Shannon Amos has claimed is elder abuse. However, the 83-year-old has denied the claims made by his daughter and told the media outlet that she is lying.
John’s daughter Shannon has disclosed that he was admitted on May 14. She has also stated that she was able to talk to him briefly via FaceTime when she heard the news, but since then, he has had difficulties speaking because his pain has become worse.
As per Shannon, John allegedly suffered “elder abuse and financial exploitation.” As of this moment, she hasn’t exactly revealed what happened to her famous dad. She alleged that a “caregiver” is responsible for the alleged abuse.
She went on to say, “His home had been violated, stripped of anything valuable.” She also told the media outlet that the family is currently working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the police authorities to get justice.
In an updated story, TMZ also disclosed that the outlet got a chance to have a conversation with John Amos, “who tells us the details laid out by his daughter Shannon Amos are a lie…no one is abusing him and he hasn’t been fighting for his life.”
On the other hand, John’s representative Belinda Foster spilt the beans on his hospitalization and stated that he’s been in the hospital “because his lower body was filling with fluid, all the way to his abdomen, and causing issues with his heart.” Foster also added that the doctors have drained the fluid “and John’s recently started to feel 100 per cent.”
Shannon Amos has set up a GoFundMe page for her dad John Shannon has made a GoFundMe page to raise money for her father John. On the page, it says, “We now need legal help to find and prosecute the alleged perpetrators. We want them to face the full force of the law.”
It says, “In the meantime, our top priority is still taking care of my father’s medical needs and giving him a safe place to stay. His house had been broken into and everything valuable had been taken. The cruelty inflicted upon my dad leaves me wondering what kind of human could commit such acts.”
The page wants to raise $500,000. So far, 125 donors have given $6,372, which is what Complex says. Shannon said that there is a “daunting road to recovery ahead” after her father’s hospitalization, “unstable housing situation,” and unspecified health challenges.
She concluded, “Together, as John’s family and closest friends, let us help him overcome this traumatic experience, restore peace and security, and send a powerful message against elder abuse.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor has mentioned that he was unsure why his daughter Shannon would make a GoFundMe page for him. Soon after, she took to her Instagram Story and wrote, “I will only stand in the truth.”
About John Amos
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, John Amos is an American actor who was born on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, to Annabelle and John A. Amos Sr. He was brought up in East Orange, New Jersey.
In 1958, Amos graduated from East Orange High School. Soon after, he attended Long Beach City College. Later on, he enrolled at Colorado State University and graduated with a degree in sociology. During his college days, he also played on the Colorado State Rams football team. After completing college, he became a Golden Gloves boxing champion.
Then, in 1964, John signed a free-agent contract with the American Football League’s Denver Broncos. Later on, down the lane, he also played with the Canton Bulldogs and Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. Nearly 3 years after, he got a contract with the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs.
When Did John Amos Start His Acting Career?
John kicked off his acting career in the 1970s. He got his first big role in 1970 as Gordy Howard, the weatherman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Then, he essayed the character of James Evans Sr., the husband of Florida Evans, in the sitcom titled Maude.
Amos is best known for playing the role of James Evans Sr. in the CBS television series Good Times, which ran for 6 seasons from 1974 to 1979. The show received a good response from the fans.
Amos has also been on shows like Police Story, Future Cop, The A-Team, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Roots, The West Wing, Two and a Half Men, Hunter, The District, One Life to Live, In the House, All About the Andersons, The Ranch, and Men in Trees, among many others.
John has been in movies like Touched by Love, Dance of the Dwarfs, Lock Up, Two Evil Eyes, Die Hard 2, Without a Pass, Night Trap, For Better or Worse, All Over Again, Lean Like a Cholo, Act of Faith, Uncut Gems, Christmas in Miami, and Me Time.
John Amos Has Been Married Twice
On the other hand, when we put some light on John’s love life, he has been married twice. He was married to artist and rider Noel Mickelson, from 1965 to 1975. The exes share two kids: Shannon and K.C. Then, in 1978, he got married to actress Lillian Lehman. We wish a quick healing to John Amos.
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