Sinbad Thanks Fans for Prayers as He Recovers From Stroke: ‘It Means a Lot’

Comedian Sinbad posted a video on Instagram about his recovery on Monday, March 4, 2024. (Credit: Instagram)

Sinbad is expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support he’s received since he suffered a stroke in 2020.

The comedy legend recently made a rare public appearance and received a warm reception.

On Feb. 29, the actor and comedian joined the A Different World HBCU College Tour via video link and spoke with students gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Footage from the event showed students loudly applauding Sinbad and giving him a warm reception.

The comedian told students he spent “some of the best years of my life” playing Coach Walter Oakes on the NBC series from 1987 and 1991.

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Fellow cast members Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Cree Summer, Charnele Brown, Glynn Turman, and Dawnn Lewis attended the event in person. Organizers posted a picture gallery on social media.

The gathering was part of a 10-city college tour to promote enrollment at HBCUs and raise scholarship money for students.

Sinbad, 67, had such a great time interacting with the students that he took to Instagram on Monday, March 4, to show his appreciation.

He posted a video statement and held up a phone playing a clip from the HBCU event.

“Man that was so cool. A Different World going to Atlanta, going to Morehouse College, and on campuses and getting a chance to be on Zoom and say something to the kids,” Sinbad said. “It’s wild that the kids even know who I am. That’s beautiful.”

“Thank you to everybody’s 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. God has been with us, and he’s carried me… It means so much when I hear from y’all,” he added.

The comedian’s family previously said he suffered a stroke on Oct. 25, 2020.

Family members set up a website to provide updates on his recovery and to collect donations to help with his medical costs.

The Cosby Show and A Different World alum, whose birth name is David Adkins, has undergone extensive physical therapy and shares updates about his recovery on social media.