Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke is recovering after surviving a car crash near his home in Malibu, California, in March. After being chased by TMZ, the Mary Poppins star responded that he was “pretty good” and was “sore all over.” Van Dyke also mentioned that his airbags failed to deploy, leading to his face “planting right in the steering wheel” in response to queries about his health. He was treated by paramedics at the scene but was not later transferred to hospital. The incident occurred when his silver 2018 Lexus LS 500 slid into a structure, while the area was soaked with record rains.
Van Dyke, who turned 97 in December, is in good company, he remarked to TMZ, saying, “I’m 97—all my friends are dead.” Van Dyke’s wife Arlene Silver is ensuring he keeps his voice in good health by teaching herself some of the actor’s favorite tunes over the pandemic. Every day, Silver sings and hums show tunes around the house, with Van Dyke pitching in with their favorite duets.
On TV, Van Dyke was last seen on the ninth season premiere of the popular talent show The Masked Singer. He stated to People after his exit from the show that he believed he had fooled the judges, who were unable to determine his identity before his reveal. Throughout his illustrious career, Van Dyke has been a significant contributor to the world of entertainment. Besides Mary Poppins, his many accomplishments in television and film include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His fans are delighted to know that he is doing well after the accident.