Barry Humphries is a legendary comedian. His most famous character is Dame Edna Everage. According to a statement released by his family tonight, Barry Humphries is undergoing treatment for health issues.
What happened to Barry Humphries?
Barry Humphries, an admired Australian comedian, is hospitalized with his loved ones by his side after experiencing a major medical relapse.
He is 89 years old. Barry Humphries disclosed in 2021 that he had Paget’s Disease and had undergone operations to treat the illness.
The actor got diagnosed with Extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) after noticing something wrong with his genitalia.
Barry had replacement surgery for his hip, and later he got hospitalized again at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital because of his health issues.
Editor Peter Ford updated Barry’s health status, revealing that a message addressed to the press would be published shortly regarding his condition. Peter was concerned about Barry’s health but praised his excellent healthcare team and his determination of perseverance.
Who is Barry Humphries?
Australian comedian, movie star, novelist, and humorist John Barry Humphries was born on the 17th of February 1934, earning him the title of Order of Australia and Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Humphries was born and raised in Victoria, in a neighborhood of Kew. His father was a construction supervisor Eric Humphries and his wife, Louisa Agnes.
His parents gave him whatever he desired, but they didn’t spend much time together, and Barry spent his free time getting dressed up in the backyard. His initial upbringing laid the groundwork for his later professional life.
Barry’s childhood days were pleasant and uncomplicated, getting him the nickname “Sunny Sam” from his parents.
Barry started becoming artistic in his twenties as a way of rebelling against the restrictions of the traditional suburbia lifestyle, much to the outrage of his wealthy family, who disapproved of creative work.
He is most recognized for creating and portraying his live and broadcast dual identities, Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage.
In addition, he paints landscapes, writes, and stars in musicals in London’s theatre district, the West End. He also produces films and writes screenplays.
Anne Pender is a biographer who referred to Barry in 2010 as not just “the greatest artistic personality of her time but an exceptionally remarkable entertainer to come along following Charlie Chaplin” for his performance of dadaist and illogical jokes to countless people.
Is Barry Humphries hospitalized?
Barry is best known for his portrayal of Dame Edna Everage. He is currently under surgical treatment at a medical facility for issues related to his hip replacement surgery.
Barry received a call from the healthcare facility but couldn’t answer. His spouse Lizzie Spender and his colleague Andrew reassured him that he was okay and receiving medical attention. The entertainer underwent excruciating physical therapy at the clinic’s rehab center.