Open Post: Hosted By Dick Van Dyke Letting Us Know That He’s Ok After His Accident
After reading that Dick Van Dyke was in ANOTHER car accident, my first thought was, “He’s alive, thank GOD!” followed by, “Someone get this guy a chauffeur!” It’s unlikely that my latter wish will come true, but at least we will have Dick to treat us to more of his bizarrely charming Instagram posts for the foreseeable future. He’s just got a few scrapes from his automotive whoopsie, which he happily showed off to paps on Friday. There’s no stopping Dick’s effervescence! (Somebody should stop his car accidents, though.)
In case you missed it, Dick was driving his 2018 Lexus LS 500 and crashed into a gate. After several days of convalescence, paps caught up with the triple threat (actor, dancer, and road warrior) to ask him how he was doing, and he’s doing well enough to joke about his dead friends. via TMZ
The beloved “Mary Poppins” icon, 97, was spotted out and about with his wife, 51-year-old Arlene Silver, and a younger pal. Van Dyke pointed out two stitches in his chin after his car accident last week … “I’m fine — just sore all over” … assuring people he was doing “pretty good.” “The airbags did not deploy, so I just had a face plant right in the steering wheel and it just made me a little dumber,” he quipped, with his infamous grin. He brushed off the concerns about his well-being, saying he’s doing relatively ok … “I’m 97 — all my friends are dead.”
The video is at TMZ, but here’s a post-crash DVD!
Dick Van Dyke showed off his battle wounds Friday after his recent car accident, claiming the airbags didn’t deploy during the crash. https://t.co/eyeu91JTmX
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 26, 2023
He apparently got two stitches in his bottom lip. I’m nowhere near 97, but just the thought of getting stitches makes me wince; so good on him for rolling with the punches. Now that we know that Dick is fairly recovered, it’s time for us to take action and destroy the gate that has it out for him! I don’t care if it’s “just a gate.” A gate can’t threaten one of the world’s greatest treasures and NOT face the consequences!