Comedian, radio-host and reality TV star Rickey Smiley has been released from the hospital after doing a three-day stint undergoing an unknown procedure. Smiley revealed Thursday morning that he has been discharged and is at home resting.
He was wearing a bandage on his right hand when he did a Facebook Live broadcast video from his home. During the video, the nationally syndicated radio host admitted he was medicated with morphine and thanked his fans for their prayers.
“I’ve been discharged from the hospital. I’m at home. I just ate a big bowl of soup and I’m good. Thank you everybody for their prayers,” Smiley said.
He explained that he was getting ready to get some rest but also took time to thank staff at the undisclosed hospital where he was treated and promised to send them a gift from Edible Arrangements.
“I’m happy, I’m safe. I feel better. I hope you all having a blessed day,” he said.
This whole ordeal seemed to have come to light when Smiley wrote an instagram post on Wednesday that he had been hospitalized since Monday and declared that December had been a difficult month for him.
“I’ve been in the hospital since Monday, and December has been a rough, rough, rough month. Thank you for your well wishes. #JesusIsMyDoctor,” Smiley said. He also went on to say, “My whole body was in pain.”
He filmed all of this while periodically taking a breath from a breathing apparatus. It looks as though it was some kind of mechanical breathing tube or nebulizer.
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