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Rip Michaels’ Suffering Heart Attacks & Heartache, Finds Laughter Amid Adversity | PICs

'I Guess My Wife Didn’t Care Much for ‘til Death do You Part'

Rip Michaels at Comedy Jam Photo credit_ Sean Bell.
Rip Michaels at Comedy Jam Photo credit_ Sean Bell.

*Comedian Rip Michaels, known for his infectious humor and quick wit, is proving that laughter truly is the best medicine. Despite facing a life-threatening heart attack last November, another one in February, and his wife leaving him, Michaels is bouncing back.

A few days ago, he produced and headlined a sold-out, star-studded April Fools Comedy Jam in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center.

Reflecting on the healing power of comedy, Michaels expressed his excitement to continue sharing laughter with the world.

“This year’s April Fools Comedy Jam was more than just laughs,” Michaels remarked to EURweb.  “Comedy has the power to heal, and I’m excited to keep sharing that power with the world.”

The lineup included Tracy Morgan, who spent a lot of time flexing about what he says are superhuman sexual oral skills, comic legend Bruce Bruce, fellow Wild N Out cast member Justina Valentine, Loni Love, Jess Hilarious, Nephew Tommy and DL Hughley among others. Young Jeezy and GloRilla added some turnt-up performances to the show.

Tracy Morgan at April Fools Comedy Jam Photo credit Sean Bell
Tracy Morgan at April Fools Comedy Jam Photo credit Sean Bell
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In November, Michaels, who suffers from congestive heart failure, shocked fans by revealing he had suffered a severe heart attack, landing him in the ICU. His heart function was reduced to a mere 15%, necessitating a wait for a heart transplant. However, Michaels, known for his resilience, reassured his supporters that he’s on the road to recovery, crediting the Mayo Clinic for his second chance at life like “Thriller.”

Rip Michaels (courtesy of Onthefly PR)
Rip Michaels (courtesy of Onthefly PR)

Last week, Rip revealed to Anglea Yee on her “Way Up” show the alarming news that his wife left him joking that his ex-spouse Veronica Michaels — to whom he was married for 2 years — didn’t care much for the “til death do you part” aspect of their vows, and started plotting her exit while he was in his darkest hour. The “Wild N Out” alum says Veronica’s bolting brought him closer to his daughter from a previous relationship. He also credited fan support for keeping him going after he posted about his health scare.

Rip and Veronica Michaels (courtesy of On The Fly PR)
Rip and Veronica Michaels (courtesy of On The Fly PR)

Despite the challenges he’s faced, Michaels remains an inspiration, reminding us all of the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of laughter.

Looking ahead, Michaels is gearing up for an array of exciting projects, including the second season of “Urban Eats and Treats” and upcoming tours. Rip is also marching on for a good cause. He donated half the proceeds of his last comedy special to the American Heart Association and has even more shows booked for 2024. Keep your eyes out for a show coming to your city.  It will be lit and full of laughter.

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Article by Jazmyn Summers.  Photos by Sean Bell Follow Jaz @jaztalk1 on Instagram, and Facebook. And please don’t forget to subscribe to Jazmyn Summers’ YouTube.

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