Actor Sinbad’s family confirmed on Monday that the comedian was recovering from a stroke.
The Adkins family – Sinbad’s maiden name is David Adkins – said in a statement to The Associated Press: “Out of sincere love, we share that Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a stroke.”
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“Sindbad has been a light source of love and joy for many generations. As he begins his path to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will soon bring laughter to our hearts, ”the statement continued. “Our family thank you in advance for your love and support and ask for further prayers for his healing. We also ask you to respect our privacy during this time. “
The 64-year-old became famous in the role of coach Walter Oakes The Cosby Show reason Another worldfrom 1987 to 1991.
He also starred in his HBO comedy specials in the 1990s The Sinbad Show.
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Sinbad is also known for his films, including Jingle all the way, Houseguest and Good burger. He was last seen in the TV series Rel.
Celebrities sent congratulations to Sinbad after the news on social media.
– With files from The Associated Press