Comedian Sinbad Recovering After Suffering From Stroke

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Comedian and actor Sinbad, born David Adkins, has suffered from a stroke.

Sinbad’s family confirmed the news of the stroke Monday in a statement made via the comedian’s representative to The Hollywood Reporter.

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” the family’s statement said. “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.”

“Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing,” the statement added. “We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.” (RELATED: Ryan Seacrest Did Not Have A Stroke During ‘American Idol’ Finale, Representative Says)

Sinbad became well-known in the 1990s after grabbing the role of Coach Walter Oakes in “A Different World.” He also starred as David Bryan in “The Sinbad Show.” Sinbad also appeared in “Precious,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest,” “First Kid,” “Jingle All The Way,” “Good Burger” and “Planes.”

Sinbad most recently appeared in the series “Rel.”

Sinbad also voiced animated characters on Disney’s “The Lion Guard,” “American Dad” and “Steven Universe.”