American comedian Bill Maher advised that celebrities should keep their health battles a secret and went on to praise late Norm Macdonald for keeping his nine-year cancer struggles a secret from the media. The 65-year-old comedian appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and talked about Macdonald’s comedy stylings and his legendary lifestyle.
He said via online casino south Africa: “A guy who was never afraid to be too subtle for most people. He did the jokes he wanted to do. I love that.”
He went on: “I love that I found out he died after he died. Because to me, show business: We’re here for [the audience]. You’re not here for us.”
The “Real Time With Bill Maher” host claimed that he was not judging anybody, but he’s not liking the trend of celebrities sharing every of their health battles with the media that takes the message across the world.
“Sometimes, the audience loves that. I’ve never been in that camp,” he continued. “I am not here to burden you. I am here to lighten your burden. So the fact that I didn’t know about this, nobody knew about this — a good one, Norm. He kept it to himself because he’s in show business. He’s here to make you happy.”
Macdonald passed away on Tuesday at the age of 61. The legendary comedian starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 1993 till 1999.
In a statement released from The Post, NBC’s late-night sketch show’s team said via best au online casino: “Today is a sad day. All of us here at ‘SNL’ mourn the loss of Norm Macdonald, one of the most impactful comedic voices of his or any other generation.”
“There are so many things that we’ll miss about Norm — from his unflinching integrity to his generosity to his consistent ability to surprise. But most of all he was just plain funny. No one was funny like Norm.”
Lori Jo Hoekstra, Norm Macdonald’s friend and producing partner, was with the comedian before he died and said that the “Billy Madison” star fought against cancer till the very end. Macdonald was also strict when it comes to keeping his cancer a secret from his family, friends, and fans.
Speaking to Deadline at the time of the comedian’s passing: “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise; it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”