Actor-Comedian Sinbad Recovering From Stroke, Family Says

The family of actor and comedian legend Sinbad announced on Monday (November 16) the star is on the road to recovery after suffering a stroke. 

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” the statement made toThe Associated Press said

“While he is beginning his road to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will bring laughter into our hearts soon,” the statement reads. 

The family’s statement acknowledges Sinbad as “a light source of love and joy for many generations.” 

The 64-year-old Michigan native, born David Adkins, is best known for his roles on the hit show A Different World, as "Coach Walter Oakes" and The Sinbad Show where he played "David Bryan," a single foster father. 

He is also known for his stand-up performances and family-friendly comedy. 

Throughout his 40-year career, Sinbad has also made several movie appearances including as "Sam Simms" in First Kid and the 1970’s-obsessed "Mr. Wheat" in the classic, Good Burger

The statement by the Adkins family went on to express gratitude to fans saying, “Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing.”

“We also ask,” the statement continues, “that you please respect our privacy during this time.”

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