Bill Cosby suffered from a stroke or heart attack and had two surgeries performed in order to save his life, his publicist and longtime family representative told Your Content exclusively.
“Around the Fall of 2019, Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby was forced to have two major surgeries in-order to sustain his life,” Andrew Wyatt told Your Content, noting the comedian either suffered from a stroke and/or heart attack.
“During a visit to the infirmary at SCI-Phoenix for high blood pressure issues, Mr. Cosby was informed that the carotid arteries on the right and left side of his neck had 90% blockage due to plaque build-up (the carotid arteries are the major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain, neck and face).”
“Those surgeries were done separately and they were successful. Mr. Cosby now takes medication for high blood pressure and he is 100% blind from glaucoma.”
“We are asking Governor Tom Wolf to amend his executive order and grant Mr. Cosby Compassionate Relief based on his current medical status. President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Gubernatorial Peers, along with Medical Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci have all stated: ‘COVID-19 is deadly to the elderly; COVID-19 is deadly to those that suffer from underlying medical issues; COVID-19 has been deadly to more Blacks and people of color than any other race; and COVID-19 is deadly to those individuals that are in an environment which prevents any form of Social Distancing (Prisons, Schools, Nursing Homes, etc…).'”
“Mr. Cosby was not given a life sentence nor a death sentence, so we are requesting that Gov. Wolf use his gubernatorial powers to show compassion to another human being, Bill Cosby. It has been well documented in the media and by the Secretary of Corrections, John Wetzel, that SCI-Phoenix has been badly infected with the COVID-19 virus.”
A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections declined to comment at this time, noting ‘the eligibility for the reprieve process is set’ and no additional options are currently available.
Gov. Tom Wolf did not immediately return requests for comment.