Comedian Paul Mooney Battling Prostate Cancer

Source: Mo Barnes / Rolling Out

Many people in the elite black comedy world have kept a secret for well over a year; their friend, mentor and colleague, Paul Mooney, is sick.

Many people who do not know Mooney spread rumors or made horrible assumptions about his health. But Mooney has been battling stage four prostate cancer for well over a year and it has taken its toll. The once robust, burly, laughing black man now uses a wheelchair and cane.

But Mooney hid it well; he continued to do his stand-up comedy routine. But now he needs the assistance of a cane and someone who has his back, his brother, Rudy Mooney.

“I’ve been with Paul since the start of this thing,” stated Rudy Mooney to rolling out and Rudy will be there until the end. But it does not look like that end is coming soon. Paul Mooney is still traveling all over the country, from coast to coast and even Canada. The longtime Oakland, California, resident can’t and won’t sit still.

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  • Bessie Timms-Taylor

    To Mr. Paul Mooney no one needed to know how sick you were. I pray Blessings upon your health. Continue to be WHO YOU ARE, fight…fight…fight and God’s Blessings upon your brother. I am 61 years old and have followed you for years. I have been blessed to hear your comedy on TV.

  • Bessie Timms-Taylor

    To Mr. Paul Mooney no one needed to know how sick you were. I pray Blessings upon your health. Continue to be WHO YOU ARE, fight…fight…fight and God’s Blessings upon your brother. I am 61 years old and have followed you for years. I have been blessed to hear your comedy on TV.

  • Monderrick willis

    Met him in Harlem a couple of years ago, in taco bell of all places. He was not nice at all. In fact, he was a real asshole. Bit he is legendary and has been a long standing staple in Black Comedy for decades. I pray he remains strong and optimistic.

  • Roger Hudson

    He needs to go see Dr. Sebi.

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