Tim Curry Suffered Stroke Last July, Agent Confirms
Initial reports of Tim Curry’s stroke were apparently a little off the mark.
Earlier this week, news of the actor’s health problem started to make the rounds online. Although several outlets — The Inquisitr included — reported that Curry suffered the stroke on May 23, apparently it actually occurred last July.
The original report surfaced over at the Daily Mail. The article suggests that Tim Curry collapsed at his home on Thursday. However, the actor’s agent claims that the incident happened at the Rocky Horror Picture Show star’s last year.
During her chat with the website, Marcia Hurwitz addressed early reports that Curry’s speech had been impaired by the stroke. Hurwitz assured everyone that this simply wasn’t the case.
“Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor,” she said.
After news of Tim Curry’s health problems started circulating around the web, Hurwitz contacted the folks at USA Today to clarify these reports. Instead of happening this week, the actor’s agent confirmed that his stroke occurred last July.
“He has been going to physical therapy doing very well and in great humor. He thanks everyone for sending him good wishes,” Hurwitz told the publication.
Although the time frame has been clarified, it’s unknown how the miscommunication happened. The Daily Mail hasn’t updated the original report as of this writing.
Regardless of when the stroke occurred, fans have been sending well-wishes to the actor on Twitter. A handful of their reactions to the news are included below.
Wow, Tim Curry suffered a stroke. Get well soon Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
— RinaHereAndNow (@RinaHereAndNow) May 25, 2013
Tim Curry had a massive stroke no no no I need Pennywise and Doctor Frankenfuter
— Cas(kank)s (@Cassidy0Johnson) May 25, 2013
I was upset to find out about Tim Curry having a stroke, he is in my thoughts and I wish him a speedy recovery. A truly remarkable man !
— Dal (@Alberta_Raised) May 25, 2013
Most people probably known Tim Curry from his role in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, the actor has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows over the years. His big screen credits include Clue, The Hunt for Red October, Congo, and Charlie Angels.
The Inquisitr hopes Tim Curry continues to recover from his stroke.