Sad news to pass along to you this afternoon. Patrice O’Neal, one of the funniest comedians working these days and a former host of VH1’s Web Junk 20, apparently suffered a stroke sometime last week. E! Online is reporting that comedian Jim Norton broke the news on the Opie And Anthony radio program earlier this morning, and the current prognosis does not look promising.
“We don’t know how he is. We don’t know how he’s going to be,” Norton told the hosts of the program. “I didn’t want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you.”
Everyone here in the VH1 family is hoping against hope that our old friend Patrice pulls through and makes a full recovery. In in the interim, Opie and Anthony have set up an email address, LoveForPatrice@gmail.com, that you can use to pass along your personal well wishes for one of the funniest guys we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Get well soon, big guy.