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Richard Lewis announces he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's
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Richard Lewis announces he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's

In a video uploaded to social media, Richard Lewis has announced he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Comedian Richard Lewis has announced that he has been living with Parkinson's disease for the past two years.

Lewis, best known for his roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Anything But Love, announced the sad news to his followers on Sunday (23 April).

The New York native took to his social media to announce the news on his health pus also providing an update on his career.

The comedian said that he was happy to have finished filming Curb Your Enthusiasm's 12th season recently, adding that he is 'grateful' to be part of the show.

Richard Lewis has announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

However, the actor declared that 'the last three and a half years, [he's] had sort of a rocky time'.

He said that people have been asking him when he will hit the road again, so the 75-year-old thought he would set the record straight.

"Well, here's really what happened. I said, 'You know, I'm at the top of my game - after 50 years almost, I'm just going to call it quits.'

"And I felt great about that. And then out of the blue, the s*** hit the fan."

After that, he underwent back surgery, shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, and hip replacement surgery in a really short time frame.

"Bad luck, but that’s life," the comedian said. But then, he open opened up about his Parkinson's diagnosis.

He said that he began 'walking a little stiffly' and 'shuffling' his feet two years ago, which lead him to pay a neurologist a visit.

Fans had been asking when the comedian was next touring.

Following a brain scan, Lewis was diagnosed with the disease.

"Luckily I got it late in life, and they say you progress very slowly if at all and I'm on the right meds and it's cool," he said.

"I just wanted you to know that that's where it's been at.

"I'm finished with standup, I'm just focusing on writing and acting.

"I have Parkinson's disease but I'm under a doctor's care and everything is cool and I love my wife, I love my little puppy dog and I love all of my friends and my fans."

Topics: Health, News, US News, Celebrity