Celebrated writer, humorist and civil rights figure Dick Grogeory is currently in the hospital, fighting for his life. His son recently took to Facebook to reveal that he has fallen ill as a result of a serious, unknown condition.
The famed comedian and activist was reportedly taken to the hospital earlier this month and was making strides in his health, soon after. Things began worsening, however, resulting in him having to be recommitted to the facility on Saturday, August 12.
Christian Gregory took to Facebook on Thursday (August 17) to share the terrible news with his father's fans, but assured them that he is making a speedy recovery.
"My father, Dick Gregory remains hospitalized with a serious but stable medical condition," he wrote. "His prognosis is excellent and he should be released within the next few days."
He later expounded on his iconic 85-year-old father's health, stressing that "when it comes to sickness and disease one's age is highly significant. There is no such thing as a 'simple' condition."
Take a look at Christian's full statement, below:
Dick Gregory is widely beloved for opening the floodgates of comedy with his unique and trailblazing style and his active position in the Civil Rights Movement.
We wish him a speedy recovery during this trying time.
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