Prayer Alert: Comedian Sinbad Is Recovering from a Stroke


Prayer Alert: Comedian Sinbad Is Recovering from a Stroke

By Cooper Dowd, Staff Writer

Stand-up comedian Sinbad suffered a stroke recently and, according to his family, has started the recovery process. 

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” his family told Variety in a statement. “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 family 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. Thank you.”

Sinbad, 64, whose given name is David Atkins, rose to fame with several HBO comedy specials in the early 1990s.

He starred in THE SINBAD SHOW on Fox in the early 1990s. More recently, the comedian starred in Pure Flix’s COMEDY ALL-STARS: SINBAD.  

Movieguide® reported

COMEDY ALL STARS is a new Pure Flix original series hosted by legendary comedian Sinbad, who also opens each show. Every episode is about 25 minutes in length and features three performers with five-minute sets. In the first two episodes, the comedians discuss a variety of subjects, including growing up poor and the peculiar world of online dating. In one episode, the comedians talked about being at church and hearing from God, with phrases like “I’m blessed” and “Thank you, Jesus.”

The overall production of COMEDY ALL STARS is good and appropriate for the whole family, but caution for younger children is advised. Other than some violent references and innuendo, the jokes are clean and fun. The series is predominantly moral and wholesome, but there is very brief, light foul language. COMEDY ALL STARS has a worldview that’s family and faith affirming. The positive Christian content in the second episode is very positive. That episode is also well directed. All in all, COMEDY ALL STARS is often hilarious. It can be enjoyed by many people looking for clean comedy with positive values.


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