The 80-year-old Moore has been admitted to the intensive care unit at an Inglewood, California, hospital, for what authorities have only disclosed as a serious illness.
Moores representatives have released a statement with comments from the irreverent comedic actor-producer-singer himself, from his own hospital bed, that addressed his legendary status in the world of entertainment but no details of his life-threatening condition.
According to Moore: Others have used the title Kings of Comedy, but I am the true king!
A longtime friend and producer of a planned tribute to Moore, Foster Corder, says that the influential comedian is looking forward to the project, a follow-up to Corders 1995 DVD, The Legend of Dolemite, which starred Paul Mooney, Ice T, Eddie Griffin and The Beastie Boys Mike D.
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