Dick van Dyke: I've Got Unknown Neuro Disorder

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 18, 2013 10:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dick van Dyke is suffering from fatigue and other symptoms of a "yet-to-be-diagnosed neurological condition," his rep says. Earlier this week, van Dyke canceled a New York appearance where he was set to accept an award, and his rep told ETOnline the 87-year-old, who lives in California, has been advised by doctors not to fly. The New York Post notes that van Dyke tweeted about his problems yesterday: "My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?" He says he's had the problem for seven years, and has had a number of tests including a CAT scan, MRI, and spinal tap.

Dick Van Dyke celebrates winning the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award with Arlene Silver at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013.
Dick Van Dyke celebrates winning the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award with Arlene Silver at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan....   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actor Dick Van Dyke poses backstage with his life achievement award at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Actor Dick Van Dyke poses backstage with his life achievement award at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Dick Van Dyke accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Dick Van Dyke accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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