Yours truly would never keep his audiences and followers in darkness, but it’s time I shared the lack of light that was experienced by me for a number of weeks.
There was much excitement after Election Day, when Fox TV discovered I had predicted on a live broadcast on Dec. 9, 2015, on their affiliate in Washington, DC, WTTG, who would be the next President.
The next day that my life changed. I saw for a second time an Ophthalmologist who was treating my right eye. Within hours after the treatment I found myself losing clarity and vision, and the loss of eyesight rapidly continued, and within days I was totally blind in my right eye. I urgently sought and was referred to a new eye surgeon, as it was clear I needed care as soon as possible. The surgeon diagnosed that as a result of that earlier treatment that the retina of my right eye was almost completely detached. This surgeon treated me for the detached retina. However, the loss of eyesight was continuing and for the next 10 days or more, I was totally blind in my right eye. For a week my performances were cancelled without explanation and I have not been allowed to travel by plane until after the first of the year because of pressure. Just a little over a week ago, I began perceiving light with my right eye, followed by images which my medical team tell me is revealing the gradual return of my eyesight. Just so you know that after the first week of the blindness, I reinstated my performance schedule which included a theater appearance and private program. No one had any idea that I was functioning with only my left eye. I had planned to continue to perform and would not let the eye crisis hold me back.
With the return of my vision taking place, this is a time of great excitement. My Christmas has been very special this year and I promise you my coming year will be as busy and energetic a time of performing as I’ve ever experienced. I am sure that I will be able to “see” into the future with great clarity and if I debate on television or with the media on any issue, there’s no doubt that in many ways we will see “eye to eye”.