(NEW YORK) — Few people understand the pressures child stars experience more than Rick Schroeder, who starred on the popular ’80s series Silver Spoons when he was just a teen, and he has advice for troubled starlets Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.
“My heart goes out to them,” he told ABC News Now on Tuesday. “I wish some people would intervene on their behalf.”
Lohan, 26, checked in to the Betty Ford Center on May 3 for a three-month rehab stint stemming from misdemeanor charges.
Bynes, 27, was arrested May 23 after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window, and has since gone on tirades against the NYPD, pop star Rihanna, and others on Twitter.
“They are in a place right now that is not good,” Schroeder, 43, added. “A lot of people around them don’t care about them and want to capitalize on it. I feel bad for them.”
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