Kevin Sorbo, who played Hercules, said that he had three secret strokes during the show!
So scary! And crazy that nobody knew!
The show runners did script rewrites and had guest star appearances while Kevin made a secret recovery. Here's what happened:
A series of hospital tests revealed that Sorbo, then 38, had suffered an aneurysm in an artery near his sholder.
"Apparently, the aneurysm had been producing blood clots for some time. I had blockages all down my arm that were making my fingers cold, tingly, and numb. I felt like I had been transformed overnight from a youthful, carefree jock into someone who needed to grasp the backs of chairs and counters for an arduous five-yard trip to the bathroom.
"I went through two years of hell before I began to feel like myself again. I was depressed and frustrated and had a bad attitude."
We had no idea! And we're sure almost everyone else didn't either!
We're so glad you're okay now, Kevin! Though, now we're worried about you. We hope you keep healthy!
[Image via WENN.]