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Richard Lewis said he was ‘doing quite well’ weeks before death

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Richard Lewis said he was “doing quite well” amid his battle with Parkinson’s disease less than three weeks before his death.

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star told People in a Feb. 9 interview that he was struggling with mobility issues but getting by.

“I have some occasional walking difficulties with Parkinson’s the last couple of years,” he shared with the magazine. “It’s not major. I’m getting through it fine so far.”

Lewis also addressed why he did not attend the “Curb” series finale premiere party on Jan. 30.

“I didn’t want to go to spend five or six hours mingling with so many people,” he explained. “It’s just asking for trouble.”

While he was “disappointed” that he had to miss the Season 12 celebration, the comedian said, “All things considered, I’m doing quite well.”

Lewis first revealed in April 2023 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s — a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and body parts controlled by the nerves — approximately two years prior.

The actor tweeted at the time that he would be retiring from stand-up comedy and was “lucky” he “got it late in life.”

“They say you progress very slowly if at all and I’m on the right meds so I’m cool,” he explained.

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Lewis said he was “so grateful” to be a part of Larry David’s HBO show and teased that the new season was “amazing.”

“But you know the last three and a half years, I’ve had sort of a rocky time and people said, ‘I haven’t heard from you, are you still touring?’” he said. “Here’s really what happened. Three and half years ago I was in the middle of a tour and I finally ended it with a show.

“I said, ‘You know, I’m at the top of my game, after 50 years almost, I’m just going to call it quits,’ and I felt great about it, and then just out of the blue, the…

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