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Dick Van Dyke, 97, spotted in wheelchair with his wife at Disneyland months after near-fatal accident

'He's aware of his age, but he's determined to maintain his independence,' a source said about Dick Van Dyke
PUBLISHED OCT 3, 2023
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver reportedly went on a date to Disneyland (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver reportedly went on a date to Disneyland (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke was reportedly seen at Disneyland on a date with his wife of over ten years.

The 97-year-old was sitting in a wheelchair, operated by a helper, and was accompanied by his makeup artist wife, Arlene Silver, on the Monday outing, October 2, RadarOnline.com reported.

Dyke wore a blue long-sleeve shirt paired with joggers, and a baseball cap for the outing at one of the most fun places in the world. The 57-year-old Silver chose a Haunted Mansion shirt, trousers, and a pair of shades.



 

Dick Van Dyke said the accident ‘made me a little dumber’

This comes months after the ‘Diagnosis: Murder’ actor was involved in a near-fatal car accident.

Following the crash, he said, as per Fox News, “The airbags did not deploy, so I just did a face plant right in the steering wheel.”

At the time, he also shared that he had “two stitches” on his lower lip. “Other than that, just made me a little dumber, I guess,” he added.


 
 
 
 
 
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Reports also said that the incident forced Silver to put a ban on the ‘Mary Poppins’ star driving on roads.

“Dick's gotten to the point where he needs to be taken off the road — for his own safety and the safety of others,” a tipster shared.

They said, “Arlene is terrified if she doesn't take the keys away now, it may be too late! He's aware of his age, but he's determined to maintain his independence.”

Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver attend the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on May 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver attend the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on May 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Another insider added Dyke thinks that “everyone needs to leave him to enjoy the time he has left however he wants.”

‘Dick Van Dyke is a living Disney legend’

Meanwhile, Dyke’s Disneyland outing received some attention online as a user tweeted, “Dick Van Dyke at Walt & Roy's apartment in Disneyland above Pirates of Carribean. Very fitting and deserved. #legend.”



 



 

“That is so awesome! Dick Van Dyke is a living Disney legend of the highest level. So great to see at his advanced age that he still enjoys going to Disneyland Park. 😊” the second one wrote.



 

The third user added, “I actually can’t believe Dick Van Dyke was at Disneyland today when I literally went yesterday and I have always said he’s the number one person I want to meet 😭😭I actually cannot believe. I actually remember telling my friend at Disneyland how much I want to meet him.”

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