"I did hear him say ‘You know, I don't feel good but I'm ready to do the show,'" Ponte Vedra Concert Hall staffer Rosalie Cocci told the cops.
Bob Saget was reportedly not feeling too good before his final show, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall staffer Rosalie Cocci—who runs errands for performers and other staff at the venue—told the cops during an interview, according to E!Online.
In the audio obtained by the publication, Cocci recalled him saying his hearing was "off" as a result of "long-term COVID."
"I did hear him say ‘You know, I don't feel good but I'm ready to do the show,'" she told the cops. "He said, ‘This is what I do this for,' kind of like he was talking himself up." She also recalled that Saget was sick the night before his final show, on January 8, 2022. He had a sore throat and had some throat lozenges with him on stage.
He also had issues with his hearing that day, Cocci recalled. "He said that his hearing had been off and that was the case that night. He was asking the sound guys to turn everything up."
Despite all the health issues, the nearly two-hour-long show was a success. "He seemed OK," she said. "He wasn't sweaty. He didn't miss a beat. He didn't stutter. His language wasn't drawn out. Nothing slurred."
"He came out very energetic from the half-hour that I saw... He was very much entertaining the crowd," she continued. Cocci remembered that he was cracking jokes, saying, "'Hey, I look good'." He even started taking selfies on stage, eventually posting one to Instagram, writing, "I had no idea I did a two-hour set tonight. I'm back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I'm finding my new voice and loving every moment of it."
Cocci then revealed that before the show started, the comedian said, "You never know how long I'm going to perform."
The 65-year-old actor's body was found on January 9, 2021, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida. The interview with Cocci was a part of the actor's full death report that was recently released. The report also included redacted police body camera footage, audio interviews, and what is believed to be the last photo of the comedian alive.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Saget's family attorney, Brian H. Bieber, spoke out about the newly-released records. "The records released tell the entire story — that is — Bob passed away after a fall and hitting his head in his hotel room," Bieber said in the statement. "Now that the medical examiner's and police department's records have been released after their respective thorough investigations, the Saget family would appreciate privacy to mourn in peace."
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