Entertainment

Dick Van Dyke has 'neurological disorder'

Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene
Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Bang Showbiz

DICK Van Dyke has a "neurological disorder".

The legendary 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' actor has been forced to cancel an appearance in New York City next week as he is battling fatigue and other symptoms related to an unknown illness, reports Entertainment Tonight.

The 87-year-old star was due to attend an event at cultural institution and community centre 92nd Street Y (92Y) on April 26, but his representative has revealed that the entertainer has cancelled due to "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder".

The 'Mary Poppins' actor has been advised not to travel via airplane and is currently resting at his home in Malibu, California.

Dick was due to be honoured with 92Y's first ever lifetime achievement award for bettering humanity through comedy.

Last year, the actor married make-up artist Arlene Silver - who is 46 years his junior - in a "spur of the moment" wedding ceremony on February 29.

He said: "I got married kind of on the spur of the moment; we decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it."

Dick was previously married to Margerie Willett in 1948 - with whom he has four children, Christian, Barry, Carrie Beth and Stacy - but the couple divorced in 1984 after a long separation.

The star then had a long-term relationship with Michelle Triola until her death in 2009.

>>More Celebrity News




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

QLD drug case could prompt Attorney-General action

A-G to to look closely at laws around drug offence sentencing

How this scaffolder is thriving in the downturn

High Risk Solutions general manager Dave Nunn started his business three years ago with his brother-in-law and a business partner, now he employs about 19 workers.

He started his business when the construction boom was winding down

Gladstone stalwart backs Ken’s tax cuts for business

Owner of a Gladstone electrical company Ken Corfield with LNP member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd.

Two Kens agree that businesses would benefit from LNP's tax cuts

Latest deals and offers

Mt Larcom Show's 67-year-old chain saw champ

Philip Waters was dragged into chain sawing by his former girlfriend.

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Cheap, cheap rental in Gladstone

$150/week for 6 Drynan Dr, Calliope

Cheap cheap rental in Gladstone