Comedian Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last week
Comedian Patrice O'Neal, formerly of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and a regular on SiriusXM radio offering The Opie & Anthony Show, has suffered a serious stroke. Comic pal and radio show co-host Jim Norton revealed the news on Wednesday, E! reports.
"Our close friend Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last week," the show's Gregg Hughes and Anthony Cumia said in a statement on their Facebook page. "Please respect his family and their request for privacy. An email has been set up for fans to send him well wishes and his family will make sure he gets them. You can write to LoveForPatrice@gmail.com. When we have an update on his condition, we will let you all know."
Norton said he doesn't know if O'Neal, 41, will ever fully recover. "We don't know how he is. We don't know how he's going to be," Norton said. "I didn't want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you." You may have recently seen Patrice last month on the Comedy Central Roast for Charlie Sheen, where Amy Schumer ripped on O'Neal's diabetes by saying "tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, its' also a farewell party for Patrice's foot." We figure Opie & Anthony will have updates as things progress, so keep an ear out.
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