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Dick Van Dyke Cancels Public Appearance Due to Unspecified Neurological Disorder

April 19, 2013 03:10:23 GMT

Van Dyke cancels a scheduled event in New York because doctors suggest that the 'Night at the Museum' actor rests at home and avoids traveling by plane.


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Dick Van Dyke has to take easy on his schedule because he is suffering from an illness which appears to be neurological issue. The 87-year-old actor was scheduled to attend 92Y event in New York on April 26 to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity Through Comedy. However, a spokesperson for the event confirmed that he would not be able to make it.

"Due to a medical condition, Mr. Van Dyke is unable to travel to New York for the program," the spokesperson said. His representative told Entertainment Tonight that the actor was not feeling well because he had "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder."

In addition, Van Dyke's representative Bob Palmer told USA Today, "Tests and scans have yet to reveal a specific diagnosis. Various medications have not diminished the symptoms." According to the representative, Van Dyke is in good physical condition, "but the fatigue factor has become acute. Until there is a specific diagnosis and treatment plan he is advised against travel by flight and is resting at home in Malibu."

Van Dyke took to Twitter to talk about his condition on Wednesday, April 17, saying, "My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?" He explained further that he already "had every test you can think of (CAT Scan, MRI, Spinal tap etc)." A follower asked if it felt "like your heartbeat/pulse throbbing in your head," to which he replied, "Yes!" Van Dyke said that he had been suffering from the symptoms for seven years.

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posted by catgan on Apr 18, 2013
my 27 yr old son has the same symptoms of the pulse in his head when he lies down to sleep. has had an mri as well and nothing has been diagnosed. he was given a blood pressure med, but it hasn't helped. he also feels like he is on a rocking boat. i hope dick van dyke can find out what is causing his problem and maybe it will help others.

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