Former radio host and comedian Robert Spearman better known by his stage name Foolish was involved in a horrific car crash, suffering serious injuries in Detroit, Michigan, last Wednesday evening. Spearman was leaving a comedy show on Detroit’s west side when another driver struck his vehicle, causing him to spin out and crash. The driver did not stop to make sure Spearman was okay or if he needed medical attention.
“A guy blows the yield sign going 60 or more and hits my Charger, spins me around and leaves me for dead, So when I pulled over, my whole right side was paralyzed, I couldn’t even do nothing.”- Spearman tells Fox 2 Detroit.
Spearman says he tried to trail the driver to get his plate number as he raced to M-39 and sped down the Southfield freeway, but his heavily damaged vehicle could not keep up.
Michigan State Troopers found him on the shoulder of the freeway and got him an ambulance which rushed him to the hospital. Detroit police and state troopers have been trying to get a handle on the reckless driving situation in Detroit neighborhoods and freeways. Spearman would have a spinal cord operation to release a lot of the tension on the right side of his body so he could walk again.
Spearman says the crash forced him to cancel shows as he works to get on the road to recovery.
Fans in Detroit and across the country have offered their prayers and words of encouragement; Foolish is pleading to speak up about the reckless driving problem in Detroit.
Police are looking for the suspect’s vehicle, a newer model white Jeep Grand Cherokee with front-end damage. He wants repair shops to be on the lookout for it. Foolish will be in the hospital a few more weeks; then he’ll be back on the stage performing. Spearman is recovering at Beaumont Hospital, where he says doctors and nurses are taking exceptional care of him.
Foolish is best known for his television appearances on BET’s ComicView, HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, and Dave Chappelle’s All-Stars in the early 2000s.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for comedy fans to donate and leave well wishes on his recovery. CLICK HERE