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Quick Facts about the Life of Comedian Sinbad, 64, Who Recently Suffered a Stroke

Afouda Bamidele
Nov 19, 2020
03:00 A.M.

Sinbad took the 90s by storm with his comedic gifts and, over a decade later, the entertainer is still loved by many. However, there was more to know about the icon.


David Adkins, best known by his stage name, Sinbad, is one of the world's greatest stand-up comedians. He rose to fame in the 90s for his skills on stage and various TV shows. However, the 64-year-old is currently recovering from a stroke.

The veteran comedian recently suffered a stroke and his family confirmed the news with a statement on November 16. The entertainer's family indicated that Sinbad is "on the road to recovery" and they were sure he would be back on his feet soon.

Sinbad performs at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on June 30, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Sinbad performs at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on June 30, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

His family asked for privacy during this difficult period and expressed their gratitude to the community for their support. They also implored others to pray for the comedian's health. The message came through a post on his official Instagram page that partly read:


"While he is begining his road to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will bring laughter into our hearts soon..."


Sinbad's family consists of his wife, Meredith Fuller, and their two children. During his career, the father-of-two has starred on TV shows like the popular sitcom "A Different World" and movies like "Jingle All the Way."

Apart from his career as a comedian, [Sinbad] served in the US military. He was a boom operator in the United States Air Force but in 1981, he was dishonorably discharged.


Apart from his career as a comedian, the 64-year-old served in the US military. He was a boom operator in the United States Air Force but in 1981, he was dishonorably discharged for frequently "going AWOL."

According to the entertainer, his absence was because he couldn't join the Air Force’s basketball team. The father-of-two has also been rumored to have been a genie in a never-before-seen 90s movie "Shazaam."


The actor has denied the claims of being in the movie and assured fans on Twitter that it never existed. However, in 2017, the comedian played a practical joke on fans by recreating the mythical movie with a fake clip.

On April fool's day, the fake footage which was supposed to be a joke was leaked on the internet by College Humor, who claimed they found the video of Sinbad's genie film "Shazaam."

The prank was further intensified when the comedian released a statement claiming the movie was scratched because of his poor directing skills, and then he begged fans to "pretend it never happened."

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