Dick Clark Has Mild Stroke

By | December 9, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Looks like it’s going to be a less rockin’ New Year’s Eve this year.

The perennially youthful-looking Dick Clark will likely be taking it easy on December 31. Clark suffered a mild stroke on Monday and is currently recovering in a Los Angeles hospital.

The 75-year-old television icon has been living with type two diabetes for the last 10 years, but has been a beacon of hope for anyone on the way to their golden years, barely visibly aging a day in just over three quarters of a century. Clark only announced the news of his ailment earlier this year.

According to Billboard.com, Clark’s spokesperson said that Clark should be fine and that he hopes to be back to host his annual televised new-year’s extravaganza, but acknowledges that it all comes down to doctor’s orders. Clark hasn’t missed a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve telecast in over 30 years.

While Clark is best known as the host of the new year’s show and the now-defunct American Bandstand, he’s also an active behind-the-scenes producer. Clark is responsible for the production of the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy Of Country Awards and the NBC drama American Dreams.