On May 24, the world was saddened by a report that the iconic actor had recently suffered a major stroke. Tim’s rep is now clarifying that report, and revealing that Tim’s health struggle is actually somewhat dated.
Tim Curry, the actor behind Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (or the snobby concierge in Home Alone 2 for the younger generation), did suffer a stroke, but not on May 23 as a report had claimed.
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The 67-year-old actor collapsed in his Hollywood Hills, Calif. home after having the stroke on May 23, Mail Online reported. But that traumatic moment was not as breaking as we had initially thought.
In response to the report, Tim’s longtime publicist Marcia Hurwitz clarified her client’s health status. The stroke actually occurred “last July,” she told USA Today. “He has been going to physical therapy, doing very well and in great humor,” she added. “He thanks everyone for sending him good wishes.”
Tim Curry’s Stroke: Not A Recent Health Scare?
Marcia had also spoken to Mail Online for the original report, saying that, “Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor.” Either she forgot to mention to Mail Online when exactly Tim had his stroke, or the report omitted it.
The most important thing though is that Tim is on his way to recovery. He is now nearly a year removed from his traumatic episode and his participation in physical therapy and lack of further complications are good signs.
Tim is an iconic actor and a treasure to the cult community. That the stroke seems to not have been debilitating will warm many hearts. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
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— Andrew Gruttadaro