Sinbad Takes ‘Remarkable’ Steps to Walk Again After a Stroke Two Years Ago: ‘I Am Not Done’
Sinbad is relearning to walk two years after having a stroke in October 2020.
On Monday, the “Sinbad Show” star’s family provided followers with health updates via a website promoted on the actor’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“Many of you have inquired for updates and if there is anything Sinbad requires or if there is anything you can do to help,” the Instagram post added. “As a result, the family has set up a website where you can keep up with his progress and also donate.”
The website, named “The Journey Forward,” provides additional details about the comic’s 2020 stroke, which was caused by a “blood clot that went from his heart to his brain.”
It also provides a full account of Sinbad’s hospitalization, from his initial surgery at West Hills Medical Center to his subsequent care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Sinbad appreciates all the love & support you have shown him over the last two years. Many of you have asked for updates & as a result, the family has created a site where you can keep up to date with his progress. https://t.co/v9I1VcIlgK
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) November 21, 2022
Sinbad, 66, was unable to move his left side and fought to keep his head up, according to his family. In May 2021, months after his stroke, the “Where U Been?” comic (born David Adkins) began “intensive therapy” at the California Rehabilitation Institute, where he began making “significant progress toward recovery.” He returned to his family in July 2021.
“He continues to receive therapy, battling for every inch,” according to the “Journey Forward” website. “His development has been nothing short of extraordinary.”
The actor is pictured on a walker, taking steps with the assistance of a physical therapist, according to the website. Another picture shows him with a young family member.
Furthermore, the family stated on the website that Sinbad has regained some limb mobility and that he would not give up lightly.
“‘I am not finished,’ he says. “I will not give up until I am able to go across the stage again,” the family declared. “We won’t either.”
Sinbad’s recuperation, on the other hand, has cost his family money. Fans who want to help the actor and his family can donate to the Adkins Trust for his “care and help him continue to fight this battle.” Supporters can discover some words from Sinbad himself at the bottom of the website.
“Give thanks to God for everything He has given you, even if it isn’t everything you asked for. Thank God for family, and hug those you care about while you can.
We’ll need each other to get through this. “I can’t wait to see you all soon,” said the quote. “As always, stay funky and pray hard.”
Fellow Hollywood stars D.L. Hughley and Lil Rel Howery expressed their support in the Instagram comments.
“I love you so much!!!!” said Howery.
India Arie, Gabrielle Union, and Sherri Shepherd also sent heart emoticons to the recuperating Sinbad. See what Twitter users had to say about Sinbad’s recovery in the video below.
Get well OG, we’re sending you some energy.????????❤️✨ https://t.co/nQYGltv5v7
— To Live and Die as L.A. (@LuckyLuciousP) November 21, 2022