COMEDIAN and actor Sinbad has suffered a stroke, with family asking fans to pray for his healing.

The 64-year-old has appeared in A Different World and The Sinbad Show, and his family shared the emotional news in a statement, sharing that he is now on a "road to recovery."

"It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke," read the family's statement, given to The Hollywood Reporter.

"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."

They continued: "Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing.

"We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time."

As well as TV, Sinbad appearedin movies such as Jingle All the Way and Necessary Roughness.

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