Comedian got into a Twitter war with a Trump supporter ... then helped pay his medical bills
The 64-year-old from Huntsville, Ala., had recently returned home from two-week stay at a hospital, where he said he fell into a coma because of complications from diabetes and sepsis.
Moreover, the Republican's social media feeds were filled with posts he didn't agree with, he said - further souring his emotional state.
"I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!"
Thursday afternoon, citing the 2004 film Oswalt acted in. He also referred to Oswalt as a "
sawed off little man.
In an interview, Beatty said he didn't think Oswalt would ever read his replies. But the comedian
before taking things a step further - pointing his 4.5 million followers toward Beatty's
account, created to help cover his medical expenses.
Oswalt donated $2,000 to the fund, which had previously accumulated just over $600. In a sudden outpouring of support, the donations began pouring in. So far, the fund had accumulated more than $21,000.
"I would never have [imagined this] based on what I tweeted to him, Beatty said. "If anything, I expected a scathing retort or just to be ignored, but that's not what happened."
Beatty, who says he is living off his retirement check, said he needed help paying medical bills.
Enter Oswalt, whose generosity helped transform Beatty's acidic remarks into compassionate prose:
The twitter feeds: