Stroke is serious business. You may remember that Sinbad suffered a stroke just over two years ago, but the comedian has a long road to recovery ahead of him. According to his family, Sinbad is still learning to walk, but is beating the odds and fighting every day to get better.
A website set up by Sinbad’s family explains that he suffered an ischemic stroke due to a blood clot that traveled from his heart to his brain on October 25, 2020. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors performed a thrombectomy to remove the clot. . After the operation, Sinbad was talking and moving and his recovery looked very promising, but another blood clot formed the next day, meaning he had to undergo another operation. Two back-to-back surgeries took their toll, and doctors found signs that Sinbad’s brain had begun to swell. While performing a craniotomy, doctors discovered a hemorrhage and Sinbad was placed on a ventilator in a medically induced coma. “Our hearts were broken,” reads a statement from the family. “The road to recovery became unclear and extremely difficult for the family to navigate.“
It would take weeks before Sinbad would open his eyes, speak or show signs of basic mobility, but he was eventually weaned off the ventilator and began physical, occupational and speech therapy. Sinbad wouldn’t return home for nearly nine months after his first stroke, but he continues in therapy every day. In his own words,I’m not done. I won’t stop fighting until I can walk across the stage again.” Since the odds of survival for this type of event are said to be around 30%, Sinbad has made tremendous progress, but there is still a long way to go and this type of therapy is very expensive. “The costs of therapy far exceed what the insurance covers, and it has cost the family financially,” said Sinbad’s family. “Many of you have asked what you can do to support us. We created this site as an avenue for those who would like to support and contribute in some way. All donations will go to the Adkins Trust to help provide for Sinbad’s care and help him continue to fight this battle.“You can find that page right here. I wish you all the best on your road to recovery, Sinbad!