Ruth Buzzi ‘bedridden and incapacitated’ after several strokes

Ruth Buzzi’s husband says the comedian is “bedridden and incapacitated” after a series of strokes.

Last week, Karl Perkins — who married Buzzi in 1978 — shared a sweet photo of her birthday’s “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” alum from last year.

“This photo is from almost a year ago on Ruthie’s birthday,” he wrote on Facebook. “She wants you to know she is in no pain and to know that you send her best wishes as she battles the effects of devastating strokes that have left her bedridden and incapacitated. She can still speak and understand, she still recognizes all her friends and loved ones. I read her your wonderful comments and she smiles.”

“I might add that I live with an attitude of gratitude for 43 years of marriage to my best friend, the greatest person I have ever met, the one and only Ruth Buzzi,” he continued. “Her love for others knows no bounds, and she has made people laugh all her life.”

Ruth Buzzi recently.
Buzzi’s husband shared a sweet photo of the star on her 85th birthday.
Ruth Buzzi/Facebook

Perkins added that Buzzi is handling the situation with courage, 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…’

Ruth Buzzic "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
Buzzi appeared in every episode of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”

“Whatever happens, please know that you are always loved again,” he ended the sweet letter.

Ruth Buzzic "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
Buzzi played “spinster” Gladys Ormphby on “Laugh-In.”

Buzzi, who turns 86 on July 24, is best known for her role in the “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” series, which aired from 1967 to 1973 and earned her five Emmy nominations.

SESAMESTREET, from left, Ruth Buzzi, Alison Bartlett, dressing up with Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and other Muppets, 1995.
Buzzi also starred in ‘Sesame Street’.

She also portrayed Suzie Kabloozie in “Sesame Street” from 1993-2006 and spoke to Mama Bear in “The Berenstain Bears”.

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