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Comic Richard Lewis identified with Parkinson’s illness, retires from stand-up

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Richard Lewis has Parkinson’s illness.

The comic, 75, revealed his analysis Sunday whereas asserting his retirement from stand-up.

Lewis explained in a video shared on Twitter that he had been sidelined from performing in recent times because of a number of surgical procedures adopted by the Parkinson’s analysis, which he received about “two years in the past.”

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star recalled ending a tour about three and a half years in the past after which being hit with a bunch of well being points.

“I mentioned, ‘, I’m on the prime of my recreation, after 50 years virtually, I’m simply going to name it quits,’ and I felt nice about it, after which simply out of the blue, the s–t hit the fan,” he mentioned. “I had 4 surgical procedures back-to-back-to-back-to-back. It was unimaginable. It was dangerous luck, but it surely’s life.”

Richard Lewis talking in a video.
Lewis obtained the analysis about “two years in the past.”
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Lewis revealed that he underwent operations on his again and shoulder adopted by hip and shoulder replacements.

“So there have been months after I was simply specializing in PT, like I’m now,” he informed followers.

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The “Robin Hood: Males in Tights” star’s physician identified him with Parkinson’s not lengthy after.

Larry David and Richard Lewis in "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Lewis performs a semi-fictionalized model of himself on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
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“I began strolling somewhat stiffly,” he detailed. “I used to be shuffling my toes, and I went to a neurologist, they usually gave me a mind scan, and I used to be identified with Parkinson’s illness.”

The illness is a mind dysfunction that, in response to the Nationwide Institute on Getting old, “causes unintended or uncontrollable actions, reminiscent of shaking, stiffness, and issue with steadiness and coordination.

“Signs normally start progressively and worsen over time. Because the illness progresses, folks could have issue strolling and speaking.”

Richard Lewis and Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Lewis has been buddies with Larry David because the Seventies.
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Lewis’ buddies and followers shared their assist.

“I really like you, Richard! Earlier than I ever knew you, I liked watching you carry out,” wrote “Curb” co-star Cheryl Hines. “You’re only a lovely particular person. I hope the love you’re receiving from everybody will proceed to make you stronger on a regular basis.”

“I really like @TheRichardLewis,” added Ben Stiller, who appeared in Season 4 of the Larry David sitcom. “One of many funniest ever. Richard you’re a tremendous particular person and I’ve been your fan since I used to be about 12 which is a really very long time. And we’re each nonetheless right here! Keep robust.”

Richard Lewis circa 1985.
Lewis was a preferred visitor on late-night speak reveals for a few years.
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Regardless of the analysis, Lewis is remaining upbeat as a result of, as he famous, he was identified later in life, “they usually say it progresses very slowly, if in any respect, and I’m on the best meds, so I’m cool.”

The “Something However Love” alum mentioned he needed to go public along with his analysis so folks “know that’s the place it’s been at.

“I’m completed with stand-up. I’m simply specializing in writing and performing. I’ve Parkinson’s illness, however I’m below a physician’s care, and the whole lot is cool.

“I really like my spouse, I really like my little pet canine and I really like all my family and friends,” he concluded. “So now you realize the place it’s been on the final three and a half years. God bless you.”

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