Sinbad still learning to walk 2 years after stroke, family shares

Following a stroke in October 2020, the comedian’s family said his recovery has been “nothing short of extraordinary.”

Sinbad’s family reported that the comedian is improving in his recovery from the crippling stroke he suffered two years prior, but that there are still “miles to go.”

More information regarding the comedian’s stroke in October 2020 and his recovery over the previous two years may be found on a new website that the family recently unveiled under the name “The Journey Forward.”

Social media messages from Sinbad’s account said, “Sinbad appreciates all the love and support you have given him over the last two years.” “Many of you have requested for updates, so the family has set up a website where you may follow his progress,” the statement reads.

The stand-up comedian Sinbad, age 66, was born David Adkins and is well-known for his roles in the sitcoms “A Different World” and “The Sinbad Show.”

His family claims that Sinbad experienced an ischemic stroke as a result of a blood clot that made its way from his heart to his brain. A brain bleed and another blood clot occurred after the original stroke. Sinbad was put on a ventilator and placed into a medically induced coma.

According to the family, the chances of survival were about 30%.

Family members noted on the “Journey Forward” website that as time went on, they “discovered how much had been lost.”


On July 7, 2021, over nine months after his original stroke and following several months of “intensive therapy” at acute care and rehabilitation centres, Sinbad was finally allowed to return home.

“I’m not done, he said, in his own words. I won’t give up until I can once again walk across the stage “family members wrote.

His family stated in a letter that his development is “nothing short of astounding” and that as he receives treatment, he has regained some mobility in his limbs. On the website, there is a picture of Sinbad using a walker with a physical therapist’s assistance.

The family claims that the cost of medical care has been a hardship for them. The website requests donations in order to pay for medical costs.

The “Journey Forward” website claims that “the costs of therapy much surpass what insurance pays and it has taken its toll on the family financially.” “We developed this website to serve as a platform for individuals who want to show their support and make a contribution in some way.”

The website continues, “The family believes, without exception, that Sinbad is here because of the numerous prayers from all who know and love him. “We will always be appreciative.”