Wednesday, May 22

Comedian Richard Lewis reveals he has Parkinson’s illness

NEW YORK — Comedian Richard Lewis is retiring from stand-up following 4 surgical procedures and a analysis of Parkinson’s illness.

The 75-year-old “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star, who is understood for sporting all-black and exploring his neuroses onstage, posted a video Monday to Twitter explaining his varied well being points.

“For the last three-and-a-half years, I’ve had sort of a rocky time,” he mentioned, including that he has suffered with again ache, and he had shoulder and hip alternative surgical procedures.

He additionally bought a mind scan as a result of he was shuffling his toes when he walked. Doctors recognized him with Parkinson’s. “Luckily, I got it late in life, and they say you progress very slowly if at all, and I’m on the right meds, so I’m cool,” he mentioned. ”I’m completed with stand-up. I’m simply specializing in writing and performing.”

Lewis’ large display screen credit embody “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Vamps” and TV appearances on the whole lot from “7th Heaven” to “George Lopez” and “BoJack Horseman” to “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.”

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