It’s been two years since comedian and actor SinbadHe was hooked up to a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma.
While his family said he only had a 30% survival rate for his particular condition, today, the 66-year-old is doing well.
“His progress has been nothing short of remarkable,” his family said on a website dedicated to updating his fans about his progress. “The limbs that were said to be ‘dead’ are coming to life and he is taking the necessary steps to learn to walk again.”
The update comes two years after Sinbad’s ischemic strokeHer family said that after the blood clot moved from her heart to her brain. However, after an initially “very promising” forecast, he developed a more next day. Soon after the second surgery, his brain began to swell, and as doctors attempted to relieve pressure during the craniotomy, they discovered a brain hemorrhage.
That’s when he was placed in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator.
His family said on the website, “It will take a few weeks before he can open his eyes, speak, or show signs of basic mobility.” “We realized he couldn’t move on his left side or just keep his head up. The more time passed the more the family realized how much had been lost.”
Sinbad was admitted to a rehabilitation center in May 2021, after being moved through acute care facilities for months. Two months later — nine months after his initial stroke — he got his chance to go home. He’s improving, and even recently had a small role in an episode of FX’s “Atlanta.”
The family is now seeking help through a website to pay for her treatment, saying the cost of her care has exceeded what insurance covers.
The family said, “The chances of surviving this type of incident are about 30%.” “Sinbad has already overcome obstacles and made significant progress beyond anyone’s expectation, but there are still miles to go.”
Born as David Adkins, Sinbad is known for his comedy standup as well as his acting roles in “The Red Foxx Show,” “A Different World,” “Jingle All the Way” and his own series “The Sinbad Show.” goes. “Which ran from 1993 to 1994.
Several celebrities have highlighted his family’s website for support, including actor Marlon Wayans, who said, “This man has given so much of our spirits and our smiles.”
“Love you brother keep fighting,” he wrote on Instagram.
Fellow actor and comedian DL Hughley also directed people to donate, saying that Sinbad is “not only a naturally talented, funny brotha, he’s a good one, too.”
Sharing actor Chris Spencer’s words, she wrote on Instagram: “Our thing, it’s a brotherhood and a sisterhood that comes with an untold bond.” “… many times we don’t get the chance to help because it’s too late. … Here’s our opportunity to stand up for one of the biggest stand ups ever.”
as part of efforts to raise money for Sinbad, his family worked with toy designer Miguel Wilson and Red Retro Power to create a limited edition hand-painted Sinbad action figure. A post on Sinbad’s Instagram on Monday said only 40 of the figures have been made so far and all proceeds will go towards helping him recover.
The action figure was designed with inspiration from Sinbad’s ’90s HBO comedy special “Brain Damaged” and features the outfit worn by Sinbad.
“Her confidence and bold outfits always made a statement,” says the description of the figure, which comes with a microphone and towel. “This first ever art piece/action figure uniquely captures his iconic look that only a superstar like Sinbad could pull off!”
Meanwhile, the battle between Sinbad and his family continues.
His family said on their website, “In his own words, ‘My work is not over. I will not stop fighting until I can walk on stage again. ‘” “And neither do we.”