In describing his wife Emily V. Gordon’s eight-day medically induced coma, Kumail Nanjiani of “The Big Sick” choked up onstage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, barely able to speak through his tears.
“This is going to be the longest speech you’re going to see today with the fewest words,” he said, gathering his composure to tell the story depicted in the critically acclaimed film, which he and Gordon — played by Zoe Kazan — co-wrote about their real-life courtship.
Click here to read my entire story about the Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies luncheon, hosted by Paula Abdul.
Top photo: Event host Paula Abdul shopped for handbags at Lupus LA’s Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon (Photo by Tiffany Rose/ Getty Images for Lupus LA)
Second photo: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of “The Big Sick” at Lupus LA’s Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon (Photo by Tiffany Rose/ Getty Images for Lupus LA)
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Published Nov. 22, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA