Sinbad Makes First Public Appearance Since 2020 Stroke, Tells Fans ‘Expect To See More Of Me Soon…Miracles Happen’

Sinbad Makes First Public Appearance Since 2020 Stroke, Tells Fans ‘Expect To See More Of Me Soon…Miracles Happen’

Comedian Sinbad is making a remarkable comeback after suffering a stroke that kept him out of the spotlight for years. 

Sinbad made his first public appearance since the health scare on Monday (March 4) with his A Different World co-stars. The legend reunited with the cast via Zoom during the classic show’s 10-city tour at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Sinbad later shared a video of him watching a clip of the moment via Instagram, marking his first post since 2022. In the sweet footage, he gushed over the love and support from fans at his appearance.

“Man, that was so cool. ‘A Different World’ going to Atlanta, going to Morehouse College, on the campuses and getting a chance to be on a Zoom and say something to the kids.”



He added, 

“It’s wild that the kids even know who I am. That’s beautiful. Thank you to everybody who’s been praying for me and saying good things and supporting me during this time in my life. It means a lot to me. Thank you so much.”

Sinbad also said his heart goes out to others who are experiencing similar health situations. He said, 

“I want to say this to all the people who’ve emailed me through the website. Some of you are going through what I’m going through or even worse than me. I’m reading these things. I’m going to try and answer as many as I can. I pray for you and understand what it’s like. It’s rough. I want to thank all of you all who’ve been fans and friends all these years of mine. Thank you so much.”

“The Sinbad Show” alum ended his message by promising fans they’ll see more of him. He stated, 

“Expect to see more of me soon. You better believe it. Miracles happen.”

The actor captioned the video

“Thank you for your prayers, support, and positive thoughts. They’ve carried me this far and will see me through to the finish line. It really is a different world out here! #WeGettinThereYall and #ADifferentWorld.”

Fans and fellow comedians like Cedric The Entertainer and Wanda Sykes filled his comment section with positive thoughts and well wishes. 

The standup star, born David Adkins, suffered a stroke after a blood clot traveled from his heart to his brain. He later had another clot followed by brain swelling and a bleed. After it happened, his family created a website to update fans about his progress. He has been mostly out of the public eye since then, with his last Instagram post in November 2022 showing him using a walker and encouraging people to visit the website.

The “A Different World” 2024 HBCU Tour features Darryl M. Bell (Ronald ‘Ron’ Johnson), Charnele Brown (Kimberly ‘Kim’ Reese), Jasmine Guy (Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne), Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Cleophus Wayne), Dawnn Lewis (Jaleesa Vinson Taylor), Cree Summer (Winifred ‘Freddie’ Brooks), Glyn Turman (Col. Bradford ‘Brad’ Taylor), and, of course, Sinbad (Walter Oakes).

The nostalgic tour includes panels and other events with the cast, producers Susan Fales, and the legendary Debbie Allen. It aims to raise awareness and enrollment for HBCUs nationwide.

How do you feel about Sinbad’s possible return to the spotlight after suffering a stroke in 2020? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Authored by: B Gregory