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Martin Lawrence’s allegedly bizarre interview for ‘Bad Boys’ alarms fans

Fans have voiced concern for the comedic actor previously
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (Photo credit: / Silvia Elizabeth Pangaro)

Many Martin Lawrence fans were disquieted by what they deemed as bizarre behavior during his promotion for the latest Bad Boys movie opposite Will Smith.

After watching the Lawrence and Smith interview with “Extra” reporter Melvin Robert about Bad Boys: Ride or Die while hosting the “On the Run Cadet Academy” special at Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, fans noted Lawrence’s conspicuously slurred speech. 

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“Martin is NOT OK. Get well Marty Mar,” one person said in the Neighborhood Watch’s comment section.

Another added, “Something is really off about Martin. His slow reaction, Stumbling of words.”

A third commenter also noticed that “Martin seems a little slow and off! Like he’s had some kind of medical issue.”

A fourth person, however, said that Lawrence looks good as he approaches 60 years on Earth. “I can’t wait for this movie I’ve never missed one! Both of you guys looking good. Health is wealth. My oldest brother always says joker when he’s speaking of someone.”

To be sure, Lawrence has had medical issues in the past, particularly with bipolar disorder. During a 2019 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence said, “I’ve been dealing with this for a long time. It’s a part of me. I’m not going to let it define me.”  

Other fans came to Lawrence’s defense and said he’s simply dealing with the trauma of losing folks close to him recently.

“It’s so obvious … he’s grieving … he shouldn’t be doing Interviews at the moment. Let him take some time out,” one fan said in the comments section of the “Comedy Hype” YouTube post. 

“The man is grieving. He’s on front street dealing with a loss. D—, he’s a human being,” said a second person.

A third supporter added:  “His voice sounds like someone trying not to breakdown. Come on now, he literally said I just lost my brother …  SMH People always pay attention to the wrong stuff.”

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