Sinbad recovering from a stroke

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Stand-up comedian Sinbad is recovering from a recent stroke.

According to Variety, the news was revealed in a statement issued by his family.

It reads:

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

The 64-year-old comedian, whose real name is David Adkins, rose to fame in the early 1990s.

He starred in “The Sinbad Show” from 1993-1994 and played Coach Walter Oakes on “A Different World” a spin-off of “The Cosby Show” that ran on NBC from 1987 to 1993 for six seasons.