Van Dyke's condition has not yet been diagnosed
The veteran actor Dick Van Dyke reportedly cancelled a forthcoming appearance in New York, due to fatigue and lack of sleep, apparently stemming from a suspected neurological disorder, New York Post has reported.
Van Dyke appealed to his fans on Twitter to ask for advice. He tweeted “My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?" and followed the message up with “It has been going on for 7 years. I've had every test you can think of (CAT Scan, Mri, Spinal tap etc)." One of his Twitter followers suggested that he tried a specialist chiropractor but he simply replied “I don’t believe in them.”
He was supposed to appear at an event at the 92nd Street Y on April 26, in order to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity Through Comedy. A representative for the actor told ET Online “[Dick is being treated from] fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder.” The 87 year-old will reportedly be staying close to his home in Malibu, California, for now. Earlier this year, Van Dyke married Arlene Silver, his makeup artist, who is 40 years his younger.
Dick Van Dyke - pictured with his wife Arlene Silver