John Amos is struggling with some health issues at the moment! According to a report by TMZ, he was rushed to a hospital after what his daughter Shannon Amos has alleged is elder abuse.
It has been revealed by the publication that the Good Times actor was taken to a hospital on May 14 as mentioned by his daughter Shannon Amos, who was informed that he had been admitted to intensive care. Read on to know more about the health condition of the brilliant actor John Amos.
‘Good Times’ star John Amos gets hospitalized
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 in 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 spilled 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 percent.”
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. The page reads, “To catch and prosecute the alleged perpetrators, we now require legal assistance, hoping they face the full weight of the law.”
It further reads, “Meanwhile, our priority remains my father’s medical needs and providing him a safe haven. His home had been violated, stripped of anything valuable. The cruelty inflicted upon my dad leaves me questioning what kind of human could commit such acts.”
The goal of the page is $500,000. As per Complex, up until now, $6,372 have been donated by 125 donors. 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 unaware 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.”
Here’s all you need to know about John Amos (including his early life, acting career, and more)
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 signed 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.
Over the years, Amos has also been a part of shows such as Police Story, Future Cop, The A-Team, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Roots, The West Wing, Two and a Half in Men, Hunter, The District, One Life to Live, In the House, All About the Andersons, The Ranch and Men in Trees amongst many others.
John’s film credits include 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 equestrian Noel Mickelson, from 1965 to 1975. The exes share two kids: Shannon and K.C. Then, he went on to marry actress Lillian Lehman in 1978.
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