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    Richard Pryor

    Does he have a disease of some sort that's affecting his health? I thought I read something of that nature a few years back but can't remember.
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    I think he has MS (Multiple Sclerosis).

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    He is crippled by Multiple Sclarosis.

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    From: http://www.kennedy-center.org/progra...pryor_bio.html

    Pryor’s life away from the spotlight has continued to be as newsmaking as his on-stage doings, indeed often providing fodder for his act. He has five ex-wives, four children, including actress Rain Pryor, has suffered two heart attacks and undergone quadruple bypass surgery. In 1980 he made headlines when he was rushed to the Sherman Oaks Hospital and Burn Center with mostly third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body. In 1986 Pryor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system.

    Despite his frailty and occasional struggle for balance, he returned to live performing in 1992 at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. He has since appeared at venues around the country, still making jokes about himself and his afflictions and decisively demonstrating that he is a survivor—and living proof that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine.
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    He had third degree burns, because he accidently lit himself on fire freebasing.

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    I agree he's a tremendous comedian, and an awsome sucess story. However that doesn't make freebasing ok. It was stupid and he delt with consequences. He abused drugs for a long time. He's a great man now either, in spite of, or because of his mistakes.

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    Richard Pryor rocks!

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    Nothing makes for great art like pain.
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    Thanks everyone.

    That man could make a room full of monks laugh out loud.
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    Thumbs up

    Originally posted by Deus ex Machina
    Nothing makes for great art like pain.
    Ahh! Someone finally gets it. Thumbs up to ya.
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