Due to a heart attack, comedian Rip Micheals, of MTV’s “Wild ‘n Out,” had to postpone filming a comedy program. The 41-year-old comedian expressed his regret to Apollo event attendees via Instagram from a critical care unit hospital bed, saying he was unable to perform.

He stated in the caption that since the attack, his heart has only been pumping at 17% of its potential, and that he is now receiving care in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) from a heart failure staff that is very supportive. 

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His “Wild ‘n Out” manager, Nick Cannon, left a supportive comment on the post, wishing him a speedy recovery. “You are a titan and force of nature, always have been. Take all the time you need and rest strong, King,” Cannon wrote.

Who is Rip Micheals?

American comedian, actor, and writer Rip Micheals was born and reared in Chicago, Illinois. As a cast member of MTV’s improv comedy series, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out, he became well-known. Michaels began performing stand-up comedy in Chicago’s neighborhood bars when he was a teenager. Later, after graduating from Purdue University, he relocated to New York City to further pursue his comedic goals.

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Michael joined the Wild ‘n Out’ cast in 2012 during the third season, and his contributions to the show’s improvised routines and physical humor made him a fan favorite right away. In addition to Wild ‘n Out, he has appeared on a number of television programs, such as Shaq’s Big Challenge and Comedy Dynamics: Uncontrolled Comedy. Michaels has also demonstrated his acting prowess in movies like The Trap and A Very Merry Mix-Up.

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In addition to his work as an actor and comic, Michael is a gifted writer who has written for Funny or Die and Wild ‘n Out. In addition, he hosts the YouTube channel Urban Eats & Treats, which focuses on cuisine.