A childhood friend of Richard Belzer has made a public appeal for the LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT star to get in touch as he battles illness in hospital.
Former restaurateur Shamsher Wadud, who attended high school in Connecticut with the actor, is currently receiving treatment at the Long Island Care Center in Flushing, New York.
A representative for Wadud has contacted the New York Daily News, insisting his client is ailing "physically and financially" and would deeply appreciate a visit from his former pal.