Dick Van Dyke ‘neurological disorder’ forces Hollywood legend to cancel NYC event

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 16:36:12-04
Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke will not be able to accept his award at New York’s 92Y due to a still undiagnosed neurological disorder.

Dick Van Dyke canceled a New York appearance because of a neurological health scare, according to the representative for the 87-year-old show business icon.

Van Dyke was selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity through Comedy from New York’s cultural institution the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on April 26.  The famous actor/singer/dancer complained of fatigue and lack of sleep due to “symptoms of a yet-to-be-diagnosed neurological disorder,” his rep told Entertainment Tonight.

On Wednesday, the Hollywood legend tweeted:

Van Dyke, who calls himself “the barefoot prince of Malibu” in his Twitter profile, sent out a final tweet thanking those who responded.  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.”