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Sinbad marvels at his first public appearance since his 2020 stroke: 'Miracles happen'

Sinbad marvels at his first public appearance since his 2020 stroke: 'Miracles happen'

The actor made a virtual appearance at the "A Different World" HBCU College Tour event on Feb. 29.

Sinbad is thanking fans for the support he's seen in the wake of his first public appearance since having a stroke in 2020.

The comedian and actor made a virtual appearance at the A Different World HBCU College Tour event on Feb. 29 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to join his fellow castmates from the beloved sitcom to raise money for HBCU scholarships and encourage enrollment. (He played Coach Walter Oakes on the sitcom, which aired for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.)

"Man, that was so cool. A Different World going to Atlanta, going to Morehouse College and on campuses and getting a chance to be on Zoom and say something to the kids," Sinbad said in an Instagram video he shared on Monday. "It's wild that the kids even know who I am. That's beautiful."

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The video featured him marveling at a clip of his appearance, which captured very loud cheers from the audience when he appeared on screen at the event.

"Thank you to everybody who's been praying for me and saying good things and supporting me during this time in my life. It means a lot to me," he shared.

Sinbad finished his message by promising fans they'll be seeing more of him. "Expect to see more of me soon," he said, adding, "You better believe it. Miracles happen."

He further wrote in the caption, "Thank you for your prayers, support, and positive thoughts. They’ve carried me this far and will see me through to the finish line. It really is a different world out here!"

In Oct. 2020, the comedian's family shared in a statement on his website that he had suffered a stroke due to a blood clot traveling from his heart to his brain. Two years after the health scare, the Jingle All the Way star's family posted a photo of him learning how to walk again on Instagram. At the time, the family said in a statement, "He continues to receive therapy, fighting for every inch. His progress is nothing short of remarkable."

Monday's Instagram update was the first from the star himself since his family's message in Nov. 2022.

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