Actor Robin Williams Paid Actor Christopher Reeve’s Medical Bills- Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor says that actor Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve made a pact when they were both students at Julliard that they would help each other throughout their lives. When Reeve was paralyzed in a horse riding accident in 1995, Williams offered to cover any expenses not covered by insurance. The story also describes a humorous encounter between Williams and Reeve after the accident.
Christopher Reeve’s website at www.chrisreevehomepage.com addresses this story.
It says, “A widespread rumor that his close friend, Robin Williams, had promised to pay all his medical bills was publicly denied by both Williams and Reeve.”
The site does confirm that they were both accepted at the same time to the Julliard School of Performing Arts in New York. Reeve was a versatile actor with roles in 150 plays, several TV movies, and 17 films including his 1978 motion picture role as Superman.
In May of 1995 he was thrown from his horse during a competition, landed on his head, and was paralyzed from the neck down. He went on to become active in promoting advancement in research and treatment of spinal cord injury. He died on October 10, 2004.
At Juilliard, Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve made a pact to help one another throughout their lives. When Reeve was paralyzed at an equestrian competition in 1995, Williams offered to cover any expenses not covered by insurance.
Williams also came to Reeve’s emotional aid when, immediately after the accident, he was told that he would never walk again. The former Superman was surrounded by solemn faces – until Williams arrived, dressed as a doctor, and pretended to be his proctologist! It was the first time Reeve smiled after the fall.