Sinbad, the comedian and actor who has brought us laughs for decades, recently suffered a stroke.

According to a statement from his family shared via social media, the actor is on the mend following the alarming health scare.

“It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” the statement reads. “Sinbad is a light source of love and joy for many generations. While he is beginning his road to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will bring laughter into our hearts soon.”

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“Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing,” the statement continues. “We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.”

Sinbad began his career as a standup comedian and later branched out into TV. He is known for his roles on A Different World, and his own namesake sitcom The Sinbad Show. He also appeared films like Necessary RoughnessHouseguestThe Meteo and Jingle All the Way.

We’re wishing Sinbad a speedy recovery!