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Rick Schroder feels sorry for Lindsay Lohan & Amanda Bynes

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Schroder: "My heart goes out to them."

Former child star Rick Schroder speaks out about the recent troubles of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan.

Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan have both been in the news a lot recently and unfortunately, none of Schroder: "My heart goes out to them." the news was all that good. Bynes' recent troubles began after the now-infamous incident when she was found smoking marijuana in her Midtown Manhattan apartment and threw a bong when officers arrived. Since then, the "retired" actress has been on a downward spiral of court dates and odd Twitter updates about everything from Rihanna to Courtney Love to becoming a rapper.

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Lohan is only doing slightly better than Bynes — at least she's in rehab at the moment, despite wanting to leave recently. She may have put on a few pounds, but that's better than being strung out on drugs, so maybe there's some hope there.

With all the craziness surrounding so many former child stars, a lot of celebrities have been sounding off with their opinions. Rick Schroder, a former child star himself, is the latest to speak out about both Bynes and Lohan's troubles.

"My heart goes out to them because they're in a place that's not good and there's a lot of people around them that don't care about them and want to capitalize on it," the 43-year-old actor told ABC News Now. "I feel bad for them."

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Schroder rose to fame as a kid after starring in the 1979 movie The Champ and moved on to become a teen heartthrob in the '80s TV series Silver Spoons. With his background as a former child star, Schroder understands the stress that comes from attaining fame at an early age and added, "I just wish that some people would intervene on their behalf."

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