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'Good Times' actor John Amos denies severity of medical issues following abuse claims

John Amos is speaking out about his health following claims he was admitted into an intensive care unit and his life was “hanging by a thread.”

“To all of my fans, I want you to know that I am doing well,” Amos said in a statement provided by his rep to Fox News Digital on Tuesday.

“I am not in ICU nor was I ever fighting for my life.”

Amos’ daughter, Shannon, initially said her 83-year-old father had been the victim of “elder abuse” and “financial exploitation” in a lengthy Instagram post shared last week. 


They added, “We are thoroughly investigating that allegation and have consulted with our partners at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Department of Human Services. We have also been in contact with Mr. Amos and his attorney.”

After Shannon posted that her father was hospitalized with “intense pain” in May — and that the “ICU revealed his life hanging by a thread” — she requested monetary contributions in a crowdsourcing campaign, which would aid in the cost of covering secure housing, medical attention and legal expenses to hold “the perpetrator(s) accountable.” 

Funds would be directed to the “Amos Care Fund, LLC,” according to the GoFundMe.

John Amos and daughter Shannon smile at Hollywood event

Amos’ daughter Shannon alleged her father was the victim of “elder abuse.” (J.Sciulli)



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In his statement on Tuesday, the “Coming to America” star said: “First, I want the GoFundMe campaign about me to stop immediately, and the funds subsequently returned to those who made donations.”

Amos added, “My son and I will reveal more information at the appropriate time.”

Colorado officials did not provide additional details or comments about the ongoing criminal investigation.

“Mr. Amos has been a beloved member of our community for many years. He has also been an ardent supporter of our community and this sheriff’s office,” the release said.

“Additionally, there is a penalty enhancement for certain crimes against victims aged 70 or older,” the statement said. “We want to send our well wishes to Mr. Amos and hope that he has a speedy recovery.”

Amos starred as James Evans Sr. on “Good Times” and also had regular roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Hunter,” “The West Wing” and “Men in Trees.”

John Amos matches son KC with black leather fedora and snazzy black suits

John and his son, K.C., are working on a new, faith-based film together. (Tibrina Hobson)

He has three projects in the works, including “The Last Rifleman” with Pierce Brosnan and “Capture the Flag” with Dick Van Dyke, Louis Gossett Jr. and Barry Corbin.

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