Sinbad is recovering from a recent stroke, his family announced on Monday.
“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” read the family’s statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
The statement continued, “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.”
The 64-year-old comic and actor is best known for his roles in “Jingle All the Way,” “The Sinbad Show,” “Coneheads” and “First Kid.”
In a statement reacting to the news, Sinbad’s “First Kid” co-star, Brock Pierce, credited the actor for jumpstarting his career.
“I wish to express my gratitude to Sinbad for giving me the break in life at 14 years old that has enabled me to go-on and accomplish my goals,” he said. “I would not be where I am in life if not for him. I am eternally grateful to Sinbad, as a mentor and a friend. Throughout his life, he has proven, time and time again, that one can do well, by doing good for others, and I wish him a speedy recovery and good health in the future.”
A rep for Sinbad didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
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