Adam Sandler Leaves Audience In Stitches With Southern Accent Months After Hip Surgery

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Actor Adam Sandler
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Adam Sandler is one of the most famous names in show business. He has enjoyed a rewarding career in entertainment as a screenwriter and actor. The icon is also well known for his ability to put smiles on faces with his comedic side and work behind the scenes to produce hit films. Overall, Adam is a force to reckon with. His impact in Hollywood has not gone unrecognized, as the star is a recipient of various accolades.

Recently, Adam bagged another acclaim in the form of an award. During his acceptance speech, the actor's comedic side was fully displayed as he left the audience in stitches. Also, everyone in the audience bore witness to the doting dad's love for his two children. Here are the details of the whole story.

Adam At The 2022 Gotham Awards

On November 28, 2022, the 2022 Gotham Awards — an annual gathering celebrating independent films and kicking off Hollywood's awards season — was held in New York. Some of Hollywood's biggest names were present at the gala, one of whom was Adam. The actor was awarded a Film Tribute Award and accepted it with one of the most hilarious speeches ever.

Adam claimed that the speech was written by his teenage daughters Sadie, 16, and Sunny, 14, who are set to star in their dad's new coming-of-age drama You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah. The Emmy nominee also claimed that his daughters required him to give the speech in his goofy Southern accent, which he often uses on such occasions.

Details Of The Funny Speech

As his girls requested, Adam began the speech in a southern accent. The hilarious speech started with traditional gratitude for Adam's award. According to Sadie and Sunny, it meant a lot to their dad, seeing as most of the awards on his trophy shelf were "shaped like popcorn buckets and blimps" — referring to Adam's nine Kids Choice Awards and six MTV movie awards.

Then, the girls listed Adam's most popular and dramatic works, adding some very funny details. The audience could be heard laughing aloud as the actor continued reading the speech, which had many hilarious expletives. It remained that way for the next few minutes, with the audience enjoying every bit of it.

The speech eventually ended with a sweet note, with the biggest thanks going to the girls' mother and Adam's wife of 19 years, Jackie Titone. In attendance were famous guests, including Brendan Fraser, who played one of the three band members alongside Adam and Steve Buscemi in the 1994 comedy film, Airheads.

Inside Adam's Recent Surgery

The 2022 Gotham Awards came a few months after Adam underwent hip surgery. According to sources, the surgery had always been scheduled to take place and wasn't due to an injury or a medical emergency. Thankfully, the process went well, and considering his appearance at the Gotham Awards, Adam is doing fine.

Adam's Thoughts On Feeling Old

While Adam seems to be recovering just fine, he revealed that the hip surgery made him feel old. The actor confessed that it was painful to talk about mortality and surgery procedures out loud. According to Adam, he could not tie his shoe, which didn't feel "rugged." Thankfully, he had help from his wife and daughters, who were by his side until he recovered.