Andy Cohen enlists help in locating missing childhood friend with history of mental health issues
Andy Cohen has borrowed his celebrity for the search for missing actor and playwright Andy Neiman.
The Bravo TV star attended school with Neiman in St. Louis, Missouri, and has asked for help finding him after he disappeared two weeks ago in Poughkeepsie, New York.
“Andy is younger than me, but we went to the same camp—Nebagamon in Wisconsin—and the same high school. I pray for his safe return, along with a lot of people in St. Louis,” Cohen, 53, told PageSix.com on Thursday.
Andy Cohen calls on fans to help search for missing actor and playwright Andy Neiman who disappeared two weeks ago in Poughkeepsie, New York
Cohen shared an image of a flyer seeking information about Neiman on his Facebook page.
The poster states that Neiman, 48, is “a vulnerable adult” and has not been seen since he walked out of Poughkeepsie’s MidHudson Regional Hospital on May 21 wearing only green scrubs and socks.
Neiman, who has bipolar disorder, did not have any money or a cell phone with him at the time.
Cohen shared an image of a flyer seeking information about Neiman on his Facebook page. The poster states that Neiman, 48, is ‘a vulnerable adult’ and has not been seen since May 21
The Bravo star, 53, attended school with Neiman in St. Louis, Missouri, and told Page Six, “I pray for his safe return, along with a lot of people in St. Louis.”
Neiman’s younger sister, Emily Abramson, told Page Six that her brother, who has a history of mental illness, had suffered a psychotic disorder while staying with her family in High Falls, Ulster County.
She described her brother as “incredibly headstrong with deep passions for a variety of things, especially the performing arts and Shakespeare.”
Neiman’s family has set up a GoFundMe page that has raised just over $39,500 to date to pay for a private investigator.
The page shares: “Unfortunately, no clues to locate Andy have been found so far. Although we are disappointed, we remain undeterred.’
Any information regarding Neiman’s whereabouts should be reported to hotline 845 687 3066.