Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley has been hospitalized since Monday for undisclosed reasons. In an Instagram video posted on Wednesday, the 50-year-old comedian and radio personality updated his followers from his hospital bed.

"Bruh, I've been in the hospital since Monday. I don't know what the hell is going on," he said in the video.

Rickey captioned the video:

"I've been in the hospital since Monday, and December has been a rough, rough, rough month. Thank you for your well wishes. #JesusIsMyDoctor".

In the video he wears a hospital gown and a scrub cap. He paused several times to do breathing exercises using a Spirometer, a medical instrument that measures the amount of air volume a patient inhales.

Rickey, who was born Broderick "Rickey" Smiley, is host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show based in Atlanta. He is also host of the Rickey Smiley For Real reality TV show on TV One. He is best known for his prank phone calls to unsuspecting radio listeners.

 

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  • hi-liter

    Wow...age catching up with us all. Take care of yourself Rickey and get well soon.

  • SpillyNillie

    Get Well Rickey!!!

  • Connie

    But....but, I listen to his radio show every morning and he has been on there

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Get well

  • Yoni7

    Get well, Rickey!

  • Yoni7

    I do too, but only from 6 to 645. Dassit!

  • Sushi

    Sorry to hear that, praying for a speedy recovery. .

  • FukkFolks2018

    Awe man. I know he just lost his grandfather who raised him too. If I am not mistaken Rickey was just here on Sat. for the Lit As Fukk comedian tour. I dont even listen to the RSMS anymore on my commute. Sads for anyone who is sick around the holidays :(

  • Chapter29Chick

    Get well Rickey, God Bless

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sending love to Ricky ..... Much love ...... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bdc7bde0bd43557a872b06b3652a86a9045d36e174dd456f90f2c54b52e2a40.gif I'm out bout to take a nap !!!! Ricky you a praying brother ..... this time trust it !!!!

  • 100milesperhour

    Soon as I see people posted up in the hospital in a gown & wristband, I tune out. Can't be that bad then.

  • HotInCleveland

    Same.

  • Kendra Foster

    Get Well.....I hope you told them yo eyeball fell off. (RE:prank call) LOL

  • Connie

    Wondering if I'm going crazy, cause I'm sure he's been on the radio since Monday. Oh well...I hope it's me and not him pulling a prank.

  • Phillybruh

    They had him on briefly here in Philly but his show didn't fit and they brought back Tom Joyner.

  • SpiceGirl

    Speedy recovery Ricky

  • Rayscoty

    After a certain age you cant be a bottom. Be to much for the body.

  • Yoni7

    We have all four; him, BFC, Russ Parr and Tom.

  • Logan Roberts

    Get well Rickey. I didn't know he was even fifty yet. He seems like a good guy.

  • Yoni7

    .....or any day. $hits ain't no fun.

  • Phillybruh

    We just have Steve and his crew that laughs when he sneezes and a local morning show they replaced Tom with he just does weekends here.

  • Phillybruh
  • Logan Roberts

    I'm in Florida and love Tom Joyner in the mornings.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Rayscoty!!!! I am not fooling with you today!

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    You use a spirometer when you had surgery. It’s vital to your recovery!

  • Wreckognize Game

    OMG, I wasn't ready?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Best wishes to him even if he has me umm blocked on twitttuh...

  • Scromes1212

    I thought I was the only one that noticed that smh it’s annoying as h*ll. I think it’s in there contracts that they have to laugh at Steve’s jokes

  • Scromes1212

    Lol why did he block you?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Until he goes on his rants like a lil bih on the morning show. I like him that's just annoying. Get well Sir

  • Phillybruh

    And Jay Anthony and Tom must have really fell out, because that show is beneath his talent.

  • Yoni7

    I'm not saying he hasn't been. I heard his voice....however, those could have been "voiceover" clips (I don't know the exact radio lingo for it). His show goes as follows:
    6 to 615: Gospel
    615-620: couple of the usual radio songs
    620-623: local news, weather, traffic
    623-625: Da Brat trending topics
    625-630: radio song/commercials
    630: HeadKrak hip hop spot

    After that, it's kinda a blur because I'm scurrying around the house like a bat out of hell trying to get out the door to work on time......

    645: I'M headed out the door (shoulda been gone 15 minutes prior) for my 20 minute commute that I'm going to make in 10.....maybe even 5 if those damn semi's and Early to Work Elaine's slow driving a$$es would move over.

    The end. LOL

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    He was cussing out his followers over Mary Harvey and I told him that wasn't right and got a blawg written about it and he no likey.

  • Scromes1212

    I feel bad for him smh he seem so awkward now. You can tell he on there for a check just trying not to piss Steve off

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i didn't even know he was anywhere near 50!

  • Scromes1212

    Mary Harvey? Who is that?

  • Yoni7

    It seems about right. I guess. I'd give him 48.

  • Guess Who

    Steve Harvey's wife? What was he saying?

  • Guess Who

    Lil Darryl don't feel good!

  • Connie

    I listen when I commute between 8:30 and 9:00 and could swear he on there doing the baby daddy DNA segment and arguing with Gary bout his tea and the whole Cardi/Offset drama. But you probably right, it may be voice overs. I feel ya on the
    Early to Work Elaines slow driving a$$es..LMAO! I be having flashing thoughts of running them over wit my truck sometimes

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i can see that now that i think about how long he's been in the game... like, way back to Comic View, so you know how long ago that was!

    *goes to YT to find CV clips*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    HA!

  • Kendra Foster

    LOL

  • Yoni7

    Shiidd Def Comedy Jam. Was that before Comic View or around the same time? I'm sure Kdubb will come with receipts. LOL

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOO Yeah, see I never listen after 645. The show goes more in-depth then. I use to always wonder if he even had celebs in the studios for interviews like most of the others.

  • Renee26

    Get well soon Rickey witcha sweet azz!!

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Right...goes to Guuga

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Praying for Rickey. He and his family have been through a lot the past few weeks.

  • Renee26

    I miss Russ Par... Rickey replaced him in our area

  • Carrington

    I can't stomach Tom anymore. It's gotten too... safe. I don't like the nursing home feel anymore. he used to be live, but I can't remember the last time I listened. He changes his line-up too much and, honestly, I thought Jay was the glue that held that group together, but listening to Jay on Steve Harvey is pretty painful too, so clearly it wasn't him. I like the old days when he had Myra, Miss Dupree, Jay, Sybil and a few folk here and there. ( oh, and - It's your world)

  • Yoni7

    Ricky replaced him here as well. They just threw Russ on another station and move Tom to another and made a whole new station for BFC. LOL #literalmusicalchairs LOL

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Yeah, he's 50 already. His kids gave him a skating party on his show this season.

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Renee26

    Yeah we get BFC on a new station and Tom on our "soul" station... Rickey's on our hip hop station... I watch his reality show sometimes too

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Nope! Not gonna take part in your shenanigans. (today) ???

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Nope! NO! Uhuhn! I'm not going to laught..well maybe just a lil'chuckle lol.!!!

  • Renee26

    Devin better not eat NOTHIN this sick mf cook...unless he wants to be sick too. Sick people stay yo azz outta the kitchen!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It could be a prank. Why is he wearing a scrub cap? And why isn't he using the Spirometer correctly?

  • BeUtFullSoul

    GWS Rickey!..., Said a little Prayer for you. :-)

  • Phillybruh

    The original have and have nots....lol Those days were good, but I think Tom is just trying to hold on until he retires later this year. I think he should have passed the reigns too Sybil and Jay instead he passed them to the guy who fills in when he's away. But they got Janet for the Cruise this year that had to murder his budget...lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    He's a good dad/uncle!

  • Y me?

    Get well soon Ricky!

  • tintin

    what is with these stars blocking regular folk
    Corey Holcomb blocked me and fetty wap baby mama mashika blocked me too

  • Black4life
  • Renee Bee

    He just had Gucci on. I'm not sure if Ricky was there. Gucci was LIT!!!

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Yoni7

    Corey is IGNANT!

  • Renee Bee

    I know the RSMS is always in our garden comments. Lol. So hopefully he reads our best wishes. Get Well Rickey! Hope you get back on your feet soon!

  • Jonnell High

    Rickey Its ok your going to be just fine.after you get out the hospital take a vacation

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    He really is!

  • EasyBreezy

    Okay, I'll admit it! I'm the slow one. What am I missing? Make me smart, please. I don't know if my heart can take it, but the truth will set me free. Merry Christmas, everyone.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He going to be talking about he on that vegan diet next.... my friend tell me a lot of stories about men coming in the hospital with “pneumonia”

  • EasyBreezy

    I left the TJMS when Jay left. There was nothing left, sadly.

  • Coy little wink
  • Gail

    People need to slow down, and listen to their body. Best wishes to him.

  • Junkanoo

    Feel better .....take it easy

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Haha. My name lil Darryl. Huh?

  • Notatall

    Ricky and Steve Harvey have the same first government name.

  • Thanos of Titans

    Lol are you implying what I think you're implying?

  • Notatall

    WOW!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol??

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    It was when Mary first told her story and he was heated at Mary and was cussing his followers out. It's on STFA in the archives lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Steve's first wife

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • Scromes1212

    Oh ok, thanks

  • Renee26

    Whatchu say?? Spill it!

  • Renee26

    Maaan I wanna get on that cruise waitlist but my single friends got scared money

  • KLo

    Do he got the package ? omg!

  • Dray

    #5150

  • Dray

    Corey usually cool, you must have been doing a constant barrage.

  • MsChocolate

    heeeeeeheeeeee....

  • morenYAHdelsur

    December has been rough for me too. Get well!

    Rickey sick and “ain’t nobody told me nothin!” ? @WhoKnew posted that baby with this caption yesterday ??

  • iWasteTime

    50! I thought Ricky was younger but he has been around a long time.
    Get better sir!

  • iWasteTime

    I hate y;all!!
    The way I just cackled ... smh

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stop ?? LOL.

    Rickey might though!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Didn’t know that.

    *cues The More You Know rainbow ?

  • Music

    ??...I cant bottom at 27...definitely not doing it at 50. #painful

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO! What in the Christian hell is this?! Idk how Idr this happening. Dang Rickey ?

    We need an appeal to get you unblocked.

  • Bonita

    ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol I'm good but thank you.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    You're welcome

  • TheWildChild

    This new wave of "Undetectables" walking around believing all this media hype "... Undetectable = Untransmittable" ....? better beware. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c77e31e54a883932e2e00cdd09ca9ddc6739b0bab0c2585112c994511c05bb61.png

  • tintin

    Corey was dissing a black woman calling her ugly and minion and all i said is this girl ain't ugly and Masika i think it's cause i got so many likes for my comment

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2676fb743a7cd12272477af1f2837e3056ae18d8a611a30733fc97a5e95f5ba.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c550c710c24ad966bf78c2d653a1e8fbde8c6a1ddc2a271370b77e1566be13f6.jpg

  • Jussjess25

    ??

  • Guess Who

    *DEAD*!
    That fool was on some EXTRA curricular bullsheit!

  • Phillybruh

    And your point is?

  • Phillybruh

    Only my momma got money for that cruise every year....lol

  • TheWildChild

    Have you seen all the advertisement or PSAs that's been circulating around this topic ?

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • TheWildChild

    Placebo. ? That's the point, if you need one. ?

  • Phillybruh

    Why would it be a placebo? They can't have an epidemic like they did in the 80's & 90's.

  • leapyearpisces

    How the hell you been in the hospital since Monday and don't know what's going on. In NC they gonna run that blood panel, and work BACKWARDS from there. Now, they can't just give you an HIV test without asking, but if none of the other stuff (not just talking STD's) levels and stuff are fine, they will eventually ask. My homegirl, came down real sick, like sick, sick, for weeks, to the point that I thought I would have to go to Charlotte to get her baby and bring the baby here with me while she got sorted out. She finally had to go to the hospital.
    Chick was about to DIE!!!!! A couple of days in the hospital they were running test, nothing came up, so yep, like day 3 or 4 after running all test, they told her they need to run an HIV test. She was cool, because she knew her stat, my whole point is YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE IN NO HOSPITAL for 3-4 days talmbout you don't know what is going on...STOP LYING RICKY......

  • Karen Brady

    Oh my. I need pearls. To clutch!

  • Kendra Foster

    LOL. Rickey is a long time survivor who's been shot at in a phone booth that pierced his lungs.

  • Rayne

    Get well soon thin pins ?

  • Renee26

    She's in like Flynn... I'll go as her plus one

  • Renee26

    Girl Corey is a piece of work... Lol Masika didn't like the support of that READ ?

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Phillybruh

    They can give you an HIV test without asking if they can't determine what it is the first thing they do is run blood work to exclude.

  • imright

    damn !! get well Lil Daryl????

  • ? ?ee??
  • imright

    ?why Corey block u ? as horrible as his mouth is....what could have offended him ?

  • imright

    ???? GET OUTTA HERE !!! ??

  • Chuck

    His grandfather recently died. Please keep Rickey Smiley in prayer.

  • Chuck

    lolololol

  • Miss K

    I HATE YEW ?????????

  • indano

    COPD?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yessir

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMRICKY

  • Jussjess25

    No actaully I havent. Like at all. Whats it mean?

  • Mona Lisa

    I remember reading those emails years ago that surfaced online between Ricky and another dude. Ricky told dude he would have him on all fours screaming like a bitch. Ever since them I have been side eyeing him. Hope he’s ok.

  • tintin

    I post it above

  • leapyearpisces

    You are right it is not a placebo. Medicines can make people with NORMAL immune systems undectable. The problem is, that you are undectable and cannot transmit because of the medications, but

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    looka like walking new moan ya

  • luVn_liFe…

    whilst they were talking about $lu++ing out girls.. dude SAID HE WAS GETTING arroused and Smiley then said he would have him screaming and moaning

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    also known as da monsta

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    especially since you've been in there since Monday. This time last year I had the upper respiratory infection. NO JOKE.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    :crunchnmunch: :coldpop:

  • Gina

    So he is gay? I knew it, I always got a strange vibe from him.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes he was

  • Phillybruh

    There is so much truth in what you said but so much conspiracy.

  • leapyearpisces

    I will admit, the whole magic Johnson stuff is rumor, "heresay (but it's been LONG discussed even when I was young, and I'm 42)", but the other stuff I know firsthand because I have been writing medical documents for 18 years in the biomedical industry.

  • Shaylove1975

    Wow

  • bella28498 .

    Hiv

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's not using the spirometer correctly. It irks me when nurses don't teach their patients how to use it correctly. ?

  • ramosyo

    I ??It? I’ll have to use this in the future!???

  • ramosyo

    Making that Marvin Gaye background sound....

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Prayers to Ricky

  • Sister Hazel

    Well when he told Wendy Williams that he eats Little Debbies zebra
    cakes and washes them down with Mountain Dew-

    MESSAGE #catchaclue #theresyoursign

  • Stl_heat

    I thought the same thing. There’s been stories of him for years messing around with all those barely legal lil girls n passing STD around. Not to mention he’s part of that Q(ueer) Dog clique that was on video with their bare bottom arses n tongues hanging out.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    That’s exactly wat it is. I just read a article that said Atlanta has the highest rate in aids n gays...aids is a gay man Disease.... The only reason a woman end up with aids is if she slept with a gay man

  • Lady” Youngblood

    He said he’s been there for a week...them doctors let him know exactly what’s going on.

  • Patricia

    out of 23 kids, we had 13 present on thursday, the last day of school before holidays. out of that 13, 2 were running fevers before noon and left early. its something bad going around. be vigilant with the handwashing and sanitizing all door handles and sinks. ive got whatever my students has including symptoms of fever, cold, runny nose as well but its not the flu. my husband has it now and said 9 postal workers called out yesterday. this is at holiday time when they are working around the clock. its some weird bug thats got everybody sick.

  • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

    You are so right! My little one came home early last week with a fever before noon... and he had his flu shot in October. smh
    I hope you feel better soon.

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  • PrettyNetty28

    Omg..