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NFL Star Michael Irvin Reveals His Inspirational Alzheimer’s Support For Wife While Away: Celebrities : Enstarz

NFL Star Michael Irvin Reveals His Inspirational Alzheimer’s Support For Wife While Away: Celebrities : Enstarz

NFL Star Michael Irvin Reveals His Inspirational Alzheimer’s Support For Wife While Away: Celebrities : Enstarz

Michael Irvin told how he kept his wife, Sandy Harrell, well looked after even when he was away.

The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer recently said at a soft opening for his new sports bar called Playmakers88 that his wife has been battling Alzheimer’s for five or six years now. He told the Star-Telegram’s Clarence E. Hill that Sandy now needs 24-hour care because she has difficulty speaking and walking, and they have a live-in caregiver. However, he has no plans to put her in a nursing home.

“If anyone has earned the right to stay in her house, MY WIFE HAS!!!” Irvin said in an exclusive text to the Star-Telegram. “That I will honor. Whatever it takes.”

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Chef Adam Sobal, Michael Irvin, Sandy Harrell and Chef Michael Mina attend the ‘Culinary Kickoff’ at Ventanas on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for #Culinary Kickoff)

According to him, in a video shared by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, they simply kept quiet, but “the people here (have) always been good to me” as they pointed to and mentioned a couple of guests named Alex and Pete, whom he described as “my dog.” He mentioned that his ailing wife likes wings from a chef who now works at the establishment, and he would make sure she had the food she liked all the time, even if he was gone.

“My wife, when I was young, I used to pick up the phone when she wanted to order something to eat. I said, “I wouldn’t want you to talk to another guy. I’m going to want that for you,” Irvin said. . “So you know, you do this together at first. I spent my whole life ordering food like, you know, every time she picked up the phone first, I got it.”

Chef Adam Sobal, Michael Irvin, Sandy Harrell and Chef Michael Mina attend the ‘Culinary Kickoff’ at Ventanas on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for #Culinary Kickoff)

He continued: “Then when she got really sick and I’m on the road all the time working, what I had to do was go to certain places that she likes to eat and say, ‘Hey man I will be here. the road and I might call you and I need you to get my wife that food right away. Pete, that’s my dog, I tell you.

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When he was in LA or away from home, Irvin said he would call Pete and even if the latter was sleeping, he would get up for his wife’s wings.

“So that’s why when they came to me, I said, man, the Bible said if you suffer with me, you will reign with me. do, and we will do well.’ Because these guys have been there for me through the tough times, so I’m stepping in and trying to respond to that kind of relationship, you know what I mean, appreciate it,” Irvin said as guests cheered.

Michael Irvin attends ‘Shaq’s Fun House’ at XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas on February 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Photo: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Pete’s previous restaurant folded and investors came to Irvin, which then led to Playmakers888, located in The Colony, a suburb of Dallas.

Irvin and Sandy have been married for 34 years. They have three children — Michael Jr., Elijah and Chelsea. Irvin is also the father of daughter Myesha Beyonca, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Felicia Walker, ComingSoon.net reported.