Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Nutty Professor and The Shaggy Dog

Well these were a hit last night with the kids. Needless to say give me Jerry Lewis over Eddie Murphy ANY day. Such the better movie with Jerry. Caleb looked him up to see what he looks like now and he was floored. I know he is sick but can not remember what with. I am finding this experiment so much fun


Tommy said...

From Wikipedia:

Lewis has suffered years of back pain due to a failed slapstick stunt on an Andy Williams television special in 1966 that almost left him paralyzed. In April 2002, Lewis had a "Synergy" neurostimulator, developed by Medtronic, implanted in his back, which has helped reduce the discomfort. He is now one of Medtronic's leading spokesmen.

Lewis has battled prostate cancer, diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis, and has had two heart attacks. Medical treatment for the fibrosis using prednisone in the early 2000s caused the comedian to experience weight gain and bloating that noticeably changed his appearance and rendered him unable to perform, in September 2001, at what would have been a return to the London Palladium for the star, a charity event produced by comedian Steven Alan Green. (Green's take on the event was turned into a one-person show, I Eat People Like You For Breakfast, which Green performed at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival.) Lewis some months thereafter began an arduous, months-long rehab, which weaned him off the prednisone steroids that had so altered his appearance and enabled him to get back to work.

Vicki said...

Thanks for the update on him Tommy.