Sinbad's family provides heartbreaking update on star's health - 2 years after suffering stroke

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By Asiya Ali

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Sinbad's family has shared an update on his health on social media, two years after the star suffered a life-threatening stroke.

In October 2020, the 66-year-old actor and comedian - whose real name is David Adkins - experienced an ischemic stroke as a result of a blood clot that traveled from his heart to his brain.

The Jingle All The Way star remained in the hospital for nine months after the devastating health crisis and was discharged in July 2021, according to PageSix.

Two years later, Sinbad's family took to his Instagram page to share a promising update on his recovery, revealing that he is re-learning to walk in physical therapy.

Check out the post below:

"Sinbad appreciates all the love and support you have shown him over the last two years," they wrote, sharing a photo of the comedian in physical therapy. "Many of you have asked for updates and if there is anything Sinbad needs or what you can do to help."

"As a result, the family has created a site where you can keep up to date with his progress and also provide an avenue for those who wish to give," they explained, adding, "Stay funky, stay blessed".

The family provided a donation website via the Houseguest actor's Instagram bio for supporters who wish to assist him with his medical expenses.

The website revealed that after Sinbad experienced a stroke as a result of the blood cut in his brain, the doctors "performed a thrombectomy to remove the clot and restore normal blood flow to the brain".

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Sinbad in 2018. Credit: AFF / Alamy

While the Good Burger star had some "weakness" after the procedure, the "prognosis looked promising" until "another blood clot formed" and he had to endure the same surgery one day later.

His brain then started to swell, causing him to receive a "craniotomy to relieve the pressure." During the surgery, a "bleed" was discovered and the comedian was then put in a "medically induced coma" and "placed on a ventilator".

"It would be weeks before he would open his eyes, speak, or show signs of basic mobility," the statement said. "It wasn’t long before we realized he couldn’t move his left side or simply hold his head up. The more time passed the more the family learned how much had been lost."

Nine months after his initial stroke, the A Different World alum returned home to his family after being "weaned off the ventilator" and has since undergone a "remarkable" recovery.

"Limbs that were said to be 'dead' are coming alive and he’s taking the steps necessary to learn to walk again," the donation page explained.

They also noted that while survival odds from this type of medical problem "are approximately 30%," Sinbad has "already beaten the odds and has made significant progress beyond what anyone expected."

The website also shared a word from the stand-up comedian himself who thanked God for his family and added: "We need each other to get through this journey. I can’t wait to see you all again soon. As always, stay funky, stay prayed up."

We wish Sinbad all the best on his recovery journey!

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy

Sinbad's family provides heartbreaking update on star's health - 2 years after suffering stroke

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Sinbad's family has shared an update on his health on social media, two years after the star suffered a life-threatening stroke.

In October 2020, the 66-year-old actor and comedian - whose real name is David Adkins - experienced an ischemic stroke as a result of a blood clot that traveled from his heart to his brain.

The Jingle All The Way star remained in the hospital for nine months after the devastating health crisis and was discharged in July 2021, according to PageSix.

Two years later, Sinbad's family took to his Instagram page to share a promising update on his recovery, revealing that he is re-learning to walk in physical therapy.

Check out the post below:

"Sinbad appreciates all the love and support you have shown him over the last two years," they wrote, sharing a photo of the comedian in physical therapy. "Many of you have asked for updates and if there is anything Sinbad needs or what you can do to help."

"As a result, the family has created a site where you can keep up to date with his progress and also provide an avenue for those who wish to give," they explained, adding, "Stay funky, stay blessed".

The family provided a donation website via the Houseguest actor's Instagram bio for supporters who wish to assist him with his medical expenses.

The website revealed that after Sinbad experienced a stroke as a result of the blood cut in his brain, the doctors "performed a thrombectomy to remove the clot and restore normal blood flow to the brain".

wp-image-1263179507 size-full
Sinbad in 2018. Credit: AFF / Alamy

While the Good Burger star had some "weakness" after the procedure, the "prognosis looked promising" until "another blood clot formed" and he had to endure the same surgery one day later.

His brain then started to swell, causing him to receive a "craniotomy to relieve the pressure." During the surgery, a "bleed" was discovered and the comedian was then put in a "medically induced coma" and "placed on a ventilator".

"It would be weeks before he would open his eyes, speak, or show signs of basic mobility," the statement said. "It wasn’t long before we realized he couldn’t move his left side or simply hold his head up. The more time passed the more the family learned how much had been lost."

Nine months after his initial stroke, the A Different World alum returned home to his family after being "weaned off the ventilator" and has since undergone a "remarkable" recovery.

"Limbs that were said to be 'dead' are coming alive and he’s taking the steps necessary to learn to walk again," the donation page explained.

They also noted that while survival odds from this type of medical problem "are approximately 30%," Sinbad has "already beaten the odds and has made significant progress beyond what anyone expected."

The website also shared a word from the stand-up comedian himself who thanked God for his family and added: "We need each other to get through this journey. I can’t wait to see you all again soon. As always, stay funky, stay prayed up."

We wish Sinbad all the best on his recovery journey!

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy