People Magazine is happy to report that Sinbad is still alive despite rumors to the contrary.
Of course, we never heard any rumors that Sinbad had died. And if you told us he had been dead for years, we probably would have believed it.
Not that we want him to be. We're fans of the portly comic. We're just pointing out that Sinbad is not exactly in the public eye on a daily basis, after all. The guy isn't Britney Spears... although he does sport a similarly shaved head.
Anyway, if the comedian and actor, 50, was looking for new comic material, he may have found it after being killed off by Wikipedia.
The site, which any registered user can edit, reported last Saturday that he was no longer among the living. That's when the rotund one got a call from his daughter, bringing the report to his attention.
This was followed by grieving phone calls, text messages and e-mails -hundreds of them, Sinbad says.
Once the news quieted down, it started up again, this time after someone updated the Wikipedia Sinbad page again to say he died of a heart attack. Still not true.
"Saturday I rose from the dead and then died again," the Los Angeles-based entertainer joked in an interview the AP.
Kind of like Meredith Grey. Laughing off the early report of his demise, Sinbad adds:
"It's gonna be more commonplace as the Internet opens up more and more. It's not that strange."
Sinbad is currently on the road with his standup comedy act. Hopefully he enjoys many fulfilling years to come... and hopefully Andy Dick stays the hell away from his shows.