When Sinbad Suffered A Stroke, His Fellow Comedians Rallied With His Side!

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After a potentially fatal stroke, comedian Sinbad learns to walk again two years later. Through his verified Instagram and Twitter accounts, Sinbads’ family updated fans on his health and recovery.

The caption reads, “Sinbad appreciates all the love and support you have shown him over the last two years.” The post is a photo of Sinbad using a walker to take a few steps forward.

In the next caption, he continued to express his gratitude to his followers by writing, “A lot of you have been wondering how Sinbad is doing and what you can do to help.

Therefore, his family has set up a website so that friends and admirers can follow his recovery and make donations.” “Stay funky, stay blessed,” it said at the end of the post.

What Happened To Sinbad?

The comedian of the ’90s was prominently featured on A Different World and starred in his own sitcom The Sinbad Show.

In addition to his role as the manic, toy-seeking mailman in Jingle All the Way, this actor was also the main character in Good burger and guest-starred on a plethora of other hit TV shows.

What happened to Sinbad

But it was in stand-up comedy that he first established himself. The HBO specials Sinbad starred in became instant classics and catapulted him to fame.

Though he has lent his voice to a number of animated series (Steven Universe, The Lion Guard), and has appeared in a number of television shows, Sinbad isn’t as ubiquitous as he was in the ’90s.

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Sinbad Has Recently Had A Stroke, And He Is Still In Rehabilitation

The comedian suffered a stroke in November of 2020, according to a statement released to the AP by his family. “Because of the genuine affection we feel for one another, Our husband and father, Sinbad, had a stroke and is currently recuperating. As a beacon of hope, love, and joy, Sinbad has inspired countless people throughout the ages. Although he is just starting out on the road to recovery, we are confident and optimistic that he will once again be the source of joy in our lives.”

Sinbad has recently had a stroke, and he is still in rehabilitation

The rest of his relatives continued, “In advance, our family appreciates your concern and prayers for his recovery. Also, we’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t bother us or invade our space right now.”

According to The Tennessean, on Monday, June 14 at the Nashville Comedy Festival, a comedy show titled “1 for Sinbad” will be held in the comedian’s honor to raise money for his hospital bills and medical care. Among the performers scheduled to take the stage tonight are Faizon Love, D.L. Hughley, J. Anthony Brown, Lavell Crawford, Earthquake, Arnez J., Bruce Bruce, and Bruce Bruce.

Judging by the fact that he has already booked a performance for an Indiana Cancer Benefit in November of 2021, it appears that Sinbad is keeping a positive outlook on his recovery.

From today until next Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, you can catch “1 for Sinbad.” The final night will feature a performance by David Spade at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

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The financial situation for Sinbad has worsened in recent years as well. The comedian explained that he was in debt due to business expenses, not a lavish lifestyle, in an interview with HuffPost in 2013. Sinbad said, “I blew through cash, and I kept thinking, ‘I get one more movie and I’ll wipe these bills out.'”

“Inspired by my heritage as a black man, I told myself, “Man, I’m going to hang in there, I’m going to pay these bills.” Then you have a $1,000,000 debt. The sum is within my financial means. All right, add up the penalties and fees, and you’re up to $2.5 million in debt. “But I didn’t do nothing!” You are now $4.0 million in debt.”

The majority, the actor says, was due to equipment and employee salaries that were necessary to run the company.

It was recently reported by TMZ that Sinbad had filed for bankruptcy for a second time and was now debt-free. During this difficult time, we hope the comedian will make a full recovery.

Sinbad’s Career Was Launched By A Different World

Sinbad’s breakout role on “A Different World” was the result of his continued work in television after his initial successes. The show gave him more exposure than any of his prior work had, which was hugely beneficial to his career.

From 1988 to 1991, he portrayed Coach Walter Oakes in 74 episodes. He told Vanity Fair that he decided to leave the show because he wanted to focus on film and television project development (via JustNje).

His success in “A Different World” convinced Fox to give him his own show the following year (1993). Although “The Sinbad Show” wasn’t strictly biographical, it did share some similarities with the comedian’s real life.

David Bryan, played by Sinbad, is a bachelor who opens his home to two foster kids. Simultaneously, Sinbad was recently divorced and shared parental responsibility for his two kids (per Jet).

When asked about his experience becoming a single parent, Sinbad opened up about his personal life and work on the show soon after its premiere. Despite Sinbad’s popularity, Fox decided to cancel “The Sinbad Show” after just one season.

But at the 1995 Kids’ Choice Awards, Sinbad was up for favorite television actor. However, the show’s cancellation didn’t deter him, and in 1990, he landed his first HBO Comedy Special, “Sinbad: Brain Damaged,” which is widely regarded as the defining moment of his career.

He’s Had A Lot Of Medical Problems

Knee replacement surgery became a necessity for Sinbad in 2010. Costing a lot of money and requiring not one but two operations, the recovery time is lengthy.

The patients need to essentially start from scratch in terms of learning how to walk again. Sinbad got two artificial joints, or “bionic knees,” as he calls them.

He's had a lot of medical problems

A side effect of his new knees is that he now walks with what he calls “a pimp walk,” as one of his legs is slightly longer than the other.

Five years later, on his 59th birthday in 2015, Sinbad was once again sidelined by a serious injury that required surgery: the chronic pain in his back had progressed to the point where only double fusion spinal surgery could relieve it. It took the surgeon 10 hours to complete the operation.


The second film is 2004’s Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, which features Michelle Pfeiffer as the goddess of chaos who is the villain of the piece,

trying to foment discord because that’s what she does, and Brad Pitt as Sinbad, Catherine Zeta-Jones as his love interest, Joseph Fiennes as the Prince/childhood friend, and others.


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Karan Siradi

I am an author and a public speaker. I was born in India and have travelled to many different countries. I have a masters in public communication from California University and I love to write about famous peoples from different industries.

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