World Lymphedema Day: What Am I Gonna Do About My Legs?

A series of comedy sketches on “Chappelle’s Show” in the early 2000s featured the inimitable Dave Chappelle portraying celebrities about whom Eddie Murphy’s brother Charlie Murphy shared purportedly true Hollywood stories. One of the vignettes told the story of flamboyant, hard-living R&B singer Rick James going to Eddie’s house, stretching out on his new white sofa, and grinding his muddy cowboy boots into the furniture. According to Charlie, he and Eddie laid into James, whooping up on his legs and backside. In character as James, Chappelle drags himself across the floor after the beating, yelling, “What am I gonna...

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