Actor and comedian Richard Lewis, 75, has ended stand-up after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He writes BBC.
In a Twitter video, Lewis says he was diagnosed two years ago.
Pain all the time
– I’m done with stand-up, I’m just concentrating on writing and acting. I have Parkinson’s, but the doctor is taking care of me, everything is great and I love my wife, my puppy and all my friends and fans,” says the 75-year-old.
Furthermore, the star explains that his health has been up and down in the past three years. He has had the operation four times, including back and shoulder surgery.
Feeling strange in his body after the operations, he consulted a neurologist. After a brain scan, the comedian was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
According to Parkinson’s disease, it is caused by brain cells that help control the destruction of movements NHI.
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The disease leads to sluggish and sluggish movement, an increased degree of stiffness of the arms and legs, and tremors at rest. These tremors particularly affect the hands.
Lewis became a familiar face from the ’80s stand-up scene. In addition to numerous performances on stage, he has been seen on screen in TV series such as ‘Code Black’, and plays the character Ziggy Alber in the cartoon ‘BoJack Horseman’.
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