Sinbad, an actor and comedian, has been out of the spotlight ever since he had a stroke in 2020. His family announced this week that he requires assistance and support while he recovers. David “Sinbad” Atkins is a well-known comedian who left the military to pursue a successful stand-up career. He continued on toward acting, featuring as Mentor Walter Oaks on the fundamental NBC sitcom, An Alternate World. In addition, he starred in films such as Necessary Roughness, Good Burger, Jingle All the Way, and First Kid and hosted his own talk show in the 1990s.
Sinbad’s family claims that he had his first stroke in October 2020 as a result of a blood clot traveling from his heart to his brain. They say that the prognosis was good at first after he had a thrombectomy. However, the following day he suffered a second stroke, necessitating a second thrombectomy, which rendered him weak. His condition quickly deteriorated from there, requiring a craniotomy and a brain bleed. In the end, Sinbad was put into a coma and spent months in the intensive care unit on a ventilator. In May 2021, he was able to begin speech, occupational, and physical therapy. In July of that year, he was finally discharged from the hospital, and his family claims that he is continuing to make exceptional progress as one of only 30% of people in the world survive similar medical events. – Steve Sijenyi