Richard Lewis, a comedy legend finest recognized to audiences for his position on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” simply introduced he’s executed together with his stand-up profession.
On Monday, Lewis shared the information on his social media that he had been identified with Parkinson’s illness, and after different well being issues, he revealed his determination.
“I am completed with stand-up, I am specializing in writing and performing,” he mentioned within the video.
Lewis remained in good spirits, including, “I’ve Parkinson’s illness, however I am beneath a physician’s care and all the things is cool, and I like my spouse, I like my little pet canine, and I like all my pals and my followers, and now you recognize the place it has been on the final three and a half years.”
The 75-year-old is about to seem in “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” twelfth season and confirmed within the video he had just lately wrapped filming.
The comic has all the time been open about his private struggles, from habit to anxiousness, which is a part of what made him well-known.
Right here’s a glance again at Lewis’ journey from the stand-up stage to tv and past.
Richard Lewis was born in New York, New York, in 1947 and raised in New Jersey, the youngest of three kids.
“My household — it wasn’t an abusive household — they meant effectively, however they have been in their very own world,” Lewis informed the Los Angeles Occasions in 2014, by the use of rationalization for his determination to pursue comedy.
After highschool and faculty, he tried an open mic evening in 1971 in Greenwich Village and was finally found by comic David Brenner.