According to reports, tragedy has struck American veteran stand-up comedian, Bill Cosby, as he is now visually impaired.
Now living in what can be described as ‘ hell on earth,’ the comedian now struggles with blindness and can only move around with the help of his wife, Camille.
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Bill Cosby recently marked his 79th birthday on the 12th day of this month. Sadly, the occurrence comes just when he gets set to face trial for sexual assault.
Recall that in December 2015, Bill Cosby was charged by some prosecutors with aggravated indecent assault, a first-degree felony. The investigation was a spill over case from an alleged sexual assault case which has been hanging since 2004.
Earlier this month, Cosby is reported to have made use of a cane while holding on to the arm of an associate as he arrived for a preliminary hearing. A source reportedly disclosed to New York Post’s Page Six, saying:
“His alleged victims may take some solace in the fact that he’s in his own personal hell. He has been suffering a degenerative eye disease and is completely blind. All his Hollywood friends have turned their backs on him.”
The aging actor and comedian is believed to be suffering from keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to bulge.
Cosby started stand-up comedy in San Francisco after which he landed a starring role in the 1960s television show ‘I Spy’. During the show’s first two seasons, he was also a regular on the children’s television series The Electric Company.
In the 1980s, Bill Cosby produced and starred in a popular television sitcom, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 through 1989.
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The Cosby Show was widely watched in Africa, especially in Nigeria and that was how his fame spread across the world. Unfortunately, his days of light and cameras are almost over.