Thursday, May 26, 2022

Comedian Sinbad Recovering from a Stroke, Family is ‘Faithful and Optimistic’


*Veteran stand-up comedian Sinbad is recovering from a recent stroke, his family confirmed in a statement on Monday.

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” read the family’s statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Sinbad is a light source of love and joy for many generations. While he is beginning his road to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will bring laughter into our hearts soon.”

Born David Adkins, Sinbad, 64, gained famed in the 90’s with his HBO stand-up specials and work on sitcoms such as “A Different World,” “The Sinbad Show,” and films including “Houseguest,” “First Kid” and “Jingle All the Way.” He most recently had a starring role on the comedy series “Rel.”

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The family’s statement continued, “Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.”

The band Earth, Wind and Fire also took to social media to wish the comedian well, writing “Our Prayers and Love, positive thoughts and Light…. we send all to our Brother Sinbad, and family and trust he will make a full recovery. From Philip Bailey and EWF family.”

Sinbad has two children with wife Meredith Fuller.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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