Kevin Sorbo, star of the late syndicated television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda, revealed in a recent interview with Neurology Now that during his time on Hercules the actor suffered no less than three strokes. The first stroke occurred in 1997 when the 38-year-old Sorbo was promoting the film Kull the Conqueror. Sorbo recalls, “I had several doctors on my publicity tour check me out, but they didn’t believe it was anything serious. I even had what seemed like a rational explanation, having recently injured my ulnar nerve””the funny bone.”
After two more occasions when he experienced shoulder pain, dizziness, and slurred speech Sorbo underwent a surgical procedure where an angiogram tube was used to insert platinum coils around an aneurysm in an artery near his left shoulder that had caused a severe disruption of blood flow to his lower arm. It was only after the surgery when Sorbo learned that he had suffered three strokes.
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