Rob McElhenney's recent diagnosis is a curve ball given his age, and this is what he has to say about it.
Rob McElhenney is a comedian, actor, producer and so much more. He is also a close friend and business associate of Ryan Reynolds. And the two of them co-own the Welsh Football Club Wrexham A.F.C. While his professional life is smooth sailing with his fame and popularity from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. But, personally he is facing some health-related roadblocks.
McElhenney recently shared his health diagnosis with the world, and this is what it said.
Rob McElhenney’s health diagnosis
The creator of Mythic Quest recently took to Twitter to share the fact that he has been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities. His Tweet read:
“I was recently diagnosed with a host of neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities! At 46! It’s not something I would normally talk about publicly but I figured there are others who struggle with similar things and I wanted to remind you that you’re not alone. You’re not stupid. You’re not “bad.’ It might feel that way sometimes. But it’s not true :).”
McElhenney has promised to give his fans and followers a thorough insight into his diagnoses/prognosis on his podcast - The Always Sunny Podcast in two weeks.
Reactions by fans to the diagnosis
Many people have retweeted and commented on this thread about Rob McElhenney’s diagnosis. The internet has been sending in a lot of love, support, and mixed reactions as the actor faces a hurdle in his adult life, that he did not see coming. Most reactions include support and happiness as Rob has spoken out about topics that not many celebrities and influencers are vocal about. Here are some of the responses by his followers.
A Twitter user called GreenRecluse117 said:
“Dude…your burdens are your blessings. Genius always comes with a bit of madness, there is no other way! Don’t let them numb you up to the point that you’ll be robbed of your gifts.”
While another Twitter user called matt_mccarrie said:
"We got you Rob!! Same thing happened to me @ 40. Put a lot stuff into perspective. You’re going to help a lot of people! It’s a great thing you’re doing."
Rob McElhenney’s new podcast
The Always Sunny Podcast works like a sequel to the iconic show which dives into various areas of the show, the actors, and so on. It is a look back on the 16 seasons of the show and is hosted by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton.
As per PhillyVoice, the podcast is currently put on hold, given the actors, and writers strike that is happening in Hollywood at the moment. The strike comprises a union representing 160000 actors and media professionals, who are on strike indefinitely. This has left the makers of the podcast putting the show on hold till things are resolved and the strike is called off.
The podcast released an announcement on Instagram, addressing the same, by saying:
"We hope to be back with new episodes soon. Thanks for understanding. You are 5-star fans!" said a message on the podcast's Instagram.”
A delay in McElhenney’s full diagnosis
And with McElhenney announcing that his health condition will be discussed on the show, next week to be precise, it is unclear as to exactly when the audiences will hear about it. Fans also don’t know if he will be waiting for the podcast to start to address his health issue or do it through another medium, such as his personal social media account. Either way, fans might have a long wait before they can hear about Rob McElhenney’s current health diagnosis, his condition, prognosis, and everything related to it. But we do know that actors who are a part of the union are not allowed to discuss work through their interviews.