Ruth Buzzi Jokes About Health as She Recovers From Multiple Strokes | “Not Gonna Make an Ash of Myself”

Ruth Buzzi Jokes About Health as She Recovers From Multiple Strokes | “Not Gonna Make an Ash of Myself”

The comedian wrote on Twitter about her health struggles, "Some people have strokes of luck; I had the other kind."

Ruth Buzzi keeps things fun and breezy, even after suffering numerous strokes.

Following numerous strokes two weeks ago, the 86-year-old Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In actress shared a photo on Twitter, taking a fun route. Buzzi captioned a picture of herself and her cat with a pun on strokes. 

"Some people have strokes of luck; I had the other kind," Buzzi tweeted. The Emmy winner went on to thank her followers for "all your love, messages, cards, letters and Sweet Tweets!"

The comedian proceeded to crack a dark joke about death: "And although my final arrangements include cremation, I'm not quite ready to make an ash out of myself. xoxoxo"



Buzzi's husband, Kent Perkins, first disclosed her health issues on Facebook, per People, sharing an image of Buzzi from her 85th birthday celebration last year. Addressing the fans on the comedian's official Facebook page, Perkins wrote, "She wants you to know she is not in pain and is aware you are sending your best wishes her way as she battles the results of devastating strokes that have left her bedridden and incapacitated."

She can "still speak and understand" and "still recognizes all her friends and loved ones," Kent confirmed and told the fans that he is reading to her "your wonderful comments" and that it brings smiles to the actor. Perkins said he is grateful for the life he has had with Buzzi, "for 43 years of marriage to my best friend, the greatest person I ever met, the one and only Ruth Buzzi."

"Her love for others knows no bounds, and she has spent a lifetime making people smile," he continued. Perkins then honored his wife for "dealing with the situation bravely, and still with humor, believe it or not... and with the love of God in her heart and soul, she thanks you for being her friend. And for the love you've shown her continuously for the past six decades or more..."

He ended with, "Whatever happens, please know you have always been loved right back in return." Perkins' statement followed one that was sentimentally posted on Buzzi's Twitter on July 18, which read, "Thank you for your love and friendship for all these years."



Buzzi is well-known for her portrayal of Gladys Ormphby in the 1967–1973 television series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. In 1973, she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her work, and in 1969 and 1972, she received two Primetime Emmy nominations for it. Between 1993 and 2006, she was most known for her role as Suzie Kabloozie on Sesame Street. She also had appearances on The Dean Martin Show and The Berenstain Bears.

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