Despite his poor health he claims to have outlived every doctor's prediction for his life expectancy. The site described him as "uncommonly angry and possibly even evil. At 3 ft 5 Eric is considered to have dwarfism. Because of his short legs and a club foot he uses a wheelchair to get around. Additionally he suffers from Nevus flammeus nuchae which has given him a "blotchy" red facial complexion similar to Gorbachev 's winestain , and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome , a disease of the connective tissue , which has given him claw-like hands that Jimmy Kimmel described shaking as "like squeezing a rotten plum. Because of his small lung capacity due to his short size, Eric is not able to go under anesthesia for long periods of time, and can not get certain corrective surgeries which would cure some of his conditions.
Eric the Actor
Eric the Actor - Wikipedia
Two years have gone by since the passing of Eric the Actor, one of the most prominent members of the Wack Pack to ever live. Howard marked the occasion on Tuesday morning's Stern Show with a special retrospective of some of Eric's greatest on-air moments and asked the question: Is Eric the Actor the greatest Wack Packer ever? Before listing his six reasons why Eric was such a great part of the show, Howard took a phone call from Jon pronounced like "Yann" , Eric's former roommate and caregiver, who had an announcement to make. He claimed to be getting contacted constantly from individuals who want to get their hands on some undergarments worn by Eric the Actor. Howard wondered why anyone would even want that. Jon can't sell his own underwear since he's a much bigger size than Eric was, but Howard suggested they get some smaller skivvies and sell them to fans instead. Eric the Actor is gone but he will never, ever be forgotten.
Eric the Midget: Wikis
Because of his short legs, weak joints, and a club foot , he employed a wheelchair to get around. His other afflictions included stork bite which gave him a "blotchy" complexion  and Ehlers—Danlos Syndrome , which resulted in gnarled fingers. Eric initially called in on September 19, to discuss American Idol.