A Different World star Sinbad is recovering from a stroke, his family has confirmed
The stand-up comedian, 64, recently suffered a stroke and a statement was released to Variety as his loved ones thanked fans for their support.
The statement read: ‘It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke.
‘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.’
They 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. Thank you.’
The Cosby Show star, whose real name is David Adkins, rose to fame with several HBO comedy specials in the early 1990s.
He starred in The Sinbad Show on Fox from 1993-1994 before he played Coach Walter Oakes in The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.’
The show ran on NBC from 1987 to 1993 for six seasons and also starred the likes of Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The comedian is also known for shows like The Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, and has voiced characters on Disney’s The Lion Guard, Steven Universe, and American Dad.
Most recently, Sinbad had a main role on the Fox series Rel, which ran for one season from 2018-2019.
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