After experiencing more than 30 years of showbiz success, Sandra Bullock is now reportedly ready to step away from the spotlight to take care of her ailing 93-year-old father, John W. Bullock.
According to a new report from Star magazine, John has been has been bedridden for months at his home in Birmingham, AL. "Sandy absolutely worships her daddy and wants to be there for him in his twilight years," a source revealed.
After Sandra's mom, Helga Meyer, sadly passed away from colon cancer 18 years ago, the actress knows how important it is to be there for her dad today. "She's put a lot of projects to the side so that they can spend precious time together, and if that means losing out on some movie roles, then I'm sure her attitude is, so be it," the insider shared.
"I'm told she's planning to make this her full-time focus, which will mean ducking out of sight for a while to effectively become his nurse. Her dad comes before anything else," the source told Star. After the recent release of Ocean's 8, Sandra allegedly only has one more movie left to promote in the coming months, a thrilled called Bird Box, which she wrapped filming for last winter.
In an interview with Star, Mr. Bullock's close friend Jimmy Koikos, 79, said he unfortunately doesn't think John will "reach 100 [years old]." He added, "He might have a few years [left], but he has around-the-clock care now."
When Jimmy visited John's home a few weeks ago, he revealed that Sandra's father was using an oxygen tank and "sitting down mostly" in front of the TV. "He's lived a good life [and] has great family and friends around him," he continued.
"[Sandra] comes [to Birmingham] in a huge bus and is very private. She doesn't want anyone to know she's in town she visits. She came up to me a while ago, looking like a million dollars and said, 'Jimmy, I want to say thank you for being so nice to my dad.' I said, 'Sandra, your dad is one of the kindest, most thoughtful gentlemen I have ever met.' John is incredibly proud of her," Jimmy sweetly shared with the magazine.