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Patrice O'Neal, 41, Suffers Serious Stroke, According To Comedian Friend
41-year-old comedian Patrice O'Neal has suffered a serious stroke, according to his friend Jim Norton.
Comedian Patrice O'Neal, who was the butt of sardonic health-related jokes at last month's Comedy Central for Charlie Sheen, has apparently suffered a serious stroke.
Fellow funnyman Jim Norton told show "Opie and Anthony" Wednesday that his 41-year-old friend had suffered a serious stroke last week, Reuters reports.
"We don't know how he is," Norton said. "We don't know how he's going to be. I didn't want to (reveal) this myself. I wish we had more news for you."
The New York-based O'Neal appeared on last month's highly-rated Comedy Central broadcast event alongside fellow comedians, including Amy Schumer, reports Reuters.
Schumer jokingly remarked about O’Neal, "Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and . So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, its' also a farewell party for Patrice's foot."
Comedy Central had planned to repeat the roast event on numerous future occasions, which now looks unlikely.
For its part, "Opie and Anthony" released a statement on the show's Facebook page: "Our close friend Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last week," it reads, Reuters reports.
Get well my dude!