Legendary comedian and actor Sinbad is recovering from a stroke. His family provided a statement to multiple media outlets Monday morning.

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” they said, “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. 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.”

Sinbad, whose real name David Adkins, is 64. He rose to popularity in the early 1990s with his HBO comedy specials. From there, he starred in The Sinbad Show on Fox and played Coach Walter Oakes on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World.

Our thoughts are with Sinbad and his loved ones and we wish him a safe recovery.


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