Actor Richard Lewis Reveals Heartbreaking Diagnosis [Video]
In a heartbreaking Twitter video, Richard Lewis, a veteran actor-comic and star of the popular TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago.
Although he had been under a doctor’s care, Lewis had not publicly disclosed his diagnosis until now. The news has left fans of the beloved comedian devastated.
In the two-minute clip posted on Sunday, Lewis announced that he had just completed filming for Season 12 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and was grateful to be a part of the show.
However, he went on to reveal that the last three and a half years had been a struggle for him. He had undergone multiple surgeries, including back surgery, shoulder surgery, shoulder-replacement surgery, and hip-replacement surgery.
Two years ago, Lewis began walking stiffly and shuffling his feet. After a brain scan, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The news came as a shock to the comedian, who had decided to retire from standup comedy after 50 years in the business.
Lewis expressed his gratitude for the support he had received from his fans and promised to continue writing and acting. His announcement has shed light on the struggles faced by those with Parkinson’s disease and the need for increased awareness and research.
As someone who has lived a rugged life on a farm I can empathize with Richard Lewis’s struggles. I understand the difficulty of having to face a devastating diagnosis and the importance of seeking medical care.
Lewis’s decision to focus on writing and acting shows his resilience and strength in the face of adversity. I admire Lewis’s determination to continue living his life on his own terms, despite the challenges he may face.
Source: NY Post