Comedian Robert Schimmel in serious condition after car accident | EW.com

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Comedian Robert Schimmel in serious condition after car accident

Comedian Robert Schimmel, perhaps best known for appearing on The Howard Stern Show, is in very serious condition after a car accident on Thursday, his manager confirmed to EW.com. As first reported by TMZ, Schimmel’s 19-year-old daughter was driving at the time of the accident, which occurred on an Arizona freeway. His daughter swerved to avoid an accident in her lane, causing their car to roll over onto the side of the road. Schimmel’s daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition, while Schimmel’s 11-year-old son, who was also in the vehicle, was released Thursday without any injuries.

Schimmel is known for his raunchy, sex-driven humor, and has released a number of comedy albums. He’s also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000 and underwent chemotherapy. He wrote the book Cancer on $5 a Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life about his struggle with the disease.

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