“I Was the Picture of Health—Until I Had Three Strokes”

After more than a decade of keeping silent, Kevin Sorbo opens up about his post-stroke battles and why he’ll never ignore his body’s red flags again.

Gina Roberts-Grey

Kevin’s #1 lesson? When your body speaks, take action!
“Even as my arm grew weaker, I didn’t do anything. I now know I should have because the pain was a warning sign, as was a lump in my shoulder, that I had an aneurysm. If the smoke detector went off in your house you wouldn’t ignore it, so if alarms go off in your body—like unusual pains or tingling sensations—seek help immediately.”

Signs of a stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of your face or body
  • Trouble walking, speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
  • Blurred vision or seeing double
June 2013