The cast of the hit ’90s sitcom “Martin” reunited on stage for the first time since the show ended in 1997 at the 2024 Emmy Awards on January 15. Even though there was excitement surrounding the reunion, there was also concern about Martin Lawrence’s appearance. But despite the worry about Lawrence, TMZ reports that he is in great condition.
“Martin Lawrence’s appearance at the Emmys this week got some folks a little worried he might be worse for wear — but the guy’s never been better, and there’s a perfectly good explanation for what people misperceived … TMZ has learned,” TMZ wrote.
Martin’s Slurred Speech at the Emmy’s Explained
During the presentation, Martin’s speech and awareness seemed to be a little off which sparked conversation among concerned fans who were watching. But TMZ reports that not only is he okay – the famed comedian is in top shape. He also just finished filming the fourth installment of the Bad Boys movie. There is also a valid reason for why the comedian seemed a little off.
“We’re told even though some thought he may have been slurring his words and taking long pauses during the Emmys Martin reunion, this was actually because of a technical glitch with the teleprompter caused by late changes to the script — automation strikes again!” TMZ added.
“Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … ML’s totally fine — in fact, we’re told he just recently finished filming the latest Bad Boys. Not just that, but our sources say he’s also hitting the road this summer for his latest comedy tour. In other words, tip-top shape.
Lawrence Pays Homage After Emmys Reunion
Martin was one of the top television shows in the 90s. It’s impressive considering it had to go against other top shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Family Matters. The sitcom aired from 1992 to 1997. Though the show only ran for five seasons, it has become one of the biggest cultural staples ever.
References to the sitcom are often used in music, movies, and television shows to this day. The cast only reunited for a short period at the Emmy Awards. But it was a special moment of nostalgia for everyone involved. After the Emmy Awards, Lawrence took to Twitter to show his appreciation for the moment.
“Man, what a night at the Emmys! Feeling blessed and honored to have presented alongside my fam!” he tweeted.