Comedian Robert Schimmel is in the Hospital After Car Accident
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:39:15
One of my favorite comedians of all time, Robert Schimmel, is listed in very serious condition after a car accident late last week. Entertainment Weekly had some details of the accident, as did news reporters from the The Howard Stern Show. Apparently, Schimmel's 19-year-old daughter was driving at the time of the accident, which occurred on an Arizona freeway. His daughter swerved to avoid an accident in her lane, causing their vehicle to roll over onto the side of the road. It was an accident that caused another accident, sadly. Schimmel's daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition, while Schimmel's 11-year-old son, who was also in the vehicle, was released without any injuries. Schimmel took the brunt of the accident and it was reported that everyone was wearing a seat belt.
Schimmel has had a physically taxing life, especially in recent years. His body has survived an aggressive form cancer and he revealed that he was in need of a liver transplant after contracting Hepatitis C, information which he provided during his appearance on The Howard Stern Show earlier this year. Stern's news department reported this morning that Schimmel is currently sedated, and that he took the brunt of the accident.
Through all of his illnesses, which have been of the serious, deadly sort, Schimmel never lost his sense of humor. I implore you to check out his material. He is fucking brilliant.
Who is your favorite comedian? Have you said your prayers for Robert Schimmel yet? I have. He is the funniest comic ever. I saw him play Caroline's in March 2009 and I nearly peed my pants.