Famed Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Hospitalized

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 21: Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory speaks onstage at the Independent Lens 'Soul Food Junkies' panel during day 1 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Famed activist and comedian Dick Gregory has been hospitalized, according to his son Christian Gregory.

Although he didn’t disclose his father’s medical condition, Christian confirmed that he took him to the hospital and he’s expected to be released in a few days.

In his post, Christian said his father was taken to the hospital on August 9 after not feeling well, and was released that same day after being instructed to rest. However, his family brought him back to the hospital on August 12, where he was admitted.

Dick, 85, was scheduled to perform, along with Paul Mooney, in Atlanta Wednesday, Aug. 16, but the show was postponed after he was hospitalized.

“When it comes to sickness and disease one’s age is highly significant. There is no such thing as a ‘simple’ condition. In advanced age a simple cold or a simple infection could be catastrophic,” Christian said. “At soon to be chronologically 85, my father’s true age far exceeds that. A life well-lived but heavily sacrificed, has definitively taken its toll.”

See his full post below.