Since June of this year, the nation has been offering prayers for well-known comedians and their families because of hospitalization, death or other matters.
On June 7, 2014, Tracy Morgan, 45, was hospitalized in serious condition after a traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike where he was in a limo bus along with six other people where one person was killed. Morgan was in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey for an extended period of time before going to rehab. Morgan’s attorney has reported that the comedian is still struggling and fighting hard.
The nation was hit hard by the death of Robin Williams on Aug. 11, 2014. He was found dead at the age of 63. It was reported that he hanged himself with a belt and died from asphyxiation. People magazine says the well-known celebrity has been battling severe depression before he died. The talented star checked himself into rehab in early July after battling alcohol and drug addiction throughout his life. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay on Aug. 12.
Joan Rivers, 81, stopped breathing on Aug. 28 during a procedure on her vocal cords. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she was listed in critical condition. She was put into a medically induced coma after reportedly experiencing cardiac arrest. However, reports now say she is in stable condition where she is being attended to.
Yahoo News reports the comedienne was having an endoscopic procedure which is minor throat surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy, a clinic in New York’s Upper East Side where she was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords while under sedation. Update: Rivers died on Sept. 4, 2014.
Sherri Shepherd, 47, former co-host of “The View” hasn’t had a health issue; however, she was involved in two custody battles, one with her ex-husband over their nine-year-old son, Jeffrey and one with her estranged husband over a boy born by a surrogate. Shepherd and Lamar Sally signed documents to have a baby via a surrogate, but later Sally filed for separation, and Shepherd filed for divorce. Sally’s sperm was used but Shepherd’s eggs were not. Shepherd wants the agreement voided claiming Sally wanted a baby so she would have to pay for child support.
Sheryl Underwood, 50, a co-host of CBS’s “The Talk” is in a Depend commercial. She was bold enough to let the world know that she suffers from incontinence, a bladder leakage condition that affects many people for various reasons. Underwood began to have bladder leakage after a hysterectomy, and she has to live like this for the rest of her life.
While these comedians make us laugh, this proves that they have sadness in their own lives. While we can laugh at what they say, let’s remember that they suffer and hurt also.