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Hello welcome to -- talk down Dr.
-- on TV you played the strong and immortal character Hercules.
But behind the scenes acted Kevin so -- struggling with a health prices that'll most of his life.
He's written a new book about this experience that -- truce rent my journey from Hercules the mere mortal.
And he's here today to talk about that journey.
-- -- by the way I mean I -- the endorsement you got the -- -- issue of course you'd with the endorsement.
But I mean really you know Wayne Gretzky a lot of very wonderful people.
Ray Romano your book basically tells a story about you having -- I am I had an answer Anders -- -- -- that eventually exploded.
So Leo -- you know muscle guy downsizing taking his cell that was that the right thing.
And this and terrorism in your shoulder and what He did it kind of broke up -- to really you know -- clots I was giving I was getting.
I shut the series New Zealand announced.
Just finishing season five missiles heading back -- Los Angeles and some publicity now movie it's not the year before.
But I had pain for like three or four weeks I I had these three fingers we're getting very cold.
Housing numbing and this -- sharp pains enough it was as it was driving that's my call my doctor -- and I asked them.
You know nine normally don't call a bug but things because I -- a good bumps and -- plate weren't full well I'll welcome my stunts and working out -- -- that commitment -- on the set He said that He -- -- funny bone lately you know anything communities master all manner that is that I can create the same thing so.
A -- at -- I got back from the states LA it was bugging me more with the CME found a lump in my children's for the kind of bothers me that I wanted to buy -- At the time He didn't tell me that you thought it was cancer it Awami you know -- -- wanna get a biopsy done.
I went to the gym to work out.
-- pick -- -- -- it is almost as of this ridiculous when this in my cart record on the road.
And Santa Monica laid on the table I hear voices -- -- saying now do not let -- back.
I hear that voice He had grabbed my neck and eight years -- the ones that operate here's my way I look -- with the what do you say that in sending a closed my eyes and do not and crack your neck and this is here in the -- their bodies beacon -- -- was somebody tell me something trying to -- his shoulders that -- do it.
He cracked my neck as -- what you do it felt like you -- -- I get my car I leave within a couple minutes there's a pop in the back my head off my vision is just all over the place.
-- -- in my head was inside the courtroom and who Waterman through glass like couldn't figure what was wrong they're called mine at the time -- is -- my wife has said.
I don't know enough fuel to get something weird -- -- so welcome to just I'll drive.
And drove that way back to replace two -- -- draws the inaugural and ten miles they get there I had another another episode.
That also my balance -- my balance was shot and I I knew that I suffered strokes Rosen told denial and I did not want to admit to it -- I knew I -- me well I -- how could you -- I mean you you know you're very young even I was -- thirty days I would become that's the least thing that you I mean I know that they told me what to look for you you know but I mean that's I don't fit you are not yet you know you -- not smoke you did not have hypertension not I will bring you wouldn't take away so you know what I mean what -- think about that but.
More hit in the fourth one that dissolved with my speech my speech when.
She -- so -- -- so when you battle these symptoms that you were feeling that's what you did not what the mop.
About -- getting go to hospital you do get it.
Cat scan or about you know and didn't go to round of the NFL the speech went and we realized so you waited till the last one -- was the -- children living in denial complete denial.
So what happened the whole her whole life style kind of clutch thing.
I was there at the hospital they went through and zero they sort of pump and the Islamist turn and blue I mean by the hundreds and actually still have the -- -- here yeah.
So they they went through and show and they pumped and the -- then had a friend in the blessed the bus off cause and I see you for probably eight days.
Obviously the council movies about the start I went through three months of rehabilitation visible in the walk again -- you have any motor deficiencies and all big time in balance things I think -- -- constantly felt like -- falling backwards wouldn't stop it doesn't matter what position my body was and I -- fall back -- and I had this humming generators on the back the -- -- -- that drove me nuts that we're really.
It went on for 24 hours today for at least the first year of the strokes I couldn't -- -- now when did you start feeling better.
You know there -- pockets in that first year but that second year.
I started making some leaps and bounds -- go months without feeling dizzy but then it would come back -- for two months and then.
Who does there was there was there were moments and I -- those -- get better but I.
Not only went from western medicine and what he's from attribute and acupuncture -- -- doing yoga I've -- criminals from all pilots -- I sort of suffering panic anxiety attacks as well that was gonna get to that.
To that question I mean a lot of folks that that have a stroke especially.
You men or women like you that young and athletic and have a career in front of them when they have this kind of big scare.
You know they get depressed thinking society they have you know lack of sleep did you go through.
We went through all that you know I when I close my eyes there were lightning strikes in mind I couldn't do it was amazing thing my whole -- is trying to rewire itself wasn't.
It was it was a long process when I want I want -- were fourteen hour days with two hours today when -- back to work months later.
I dropped at least fifteen pounds of muscle walk from the set while crews look I'm like oh my god He really is sick and I want to let one or two hours today for the first you know.
Happy year it was a slowly building up and get the -- and I and our resident.
Why do you think that you kept your strokes a secret -- you're afraid of the problem it's W afraid of you know that this other people may take it in a different light and -- reminds -- -- career involved.
The things no question what I was -- -- -- studio kept quiet they talk about banners and you can find footage from 97 when it happened.
Of of them saying he's in the hospital cedars Sinai is -- mannerisms going to be -- for the student covered up because.
I was in dollars in investment -- -- so two more years in the show where the most watched figures on the world of money for them.
I don't want people know because a lot of things ego fear throughout my career was over I didn't know what kind of recovery process tells -- that so I I fought it.
Now that you that you that you have to.
Do and He can body doubles to -- a lot of body doubles coming from people ice on my own stunts and everything right I can't deny it and there's -- I -- -- peel away and I.
And away would -- it was tough on the -- the -- and of course I wasn't there was that it was a bad right now I think the reason the book was written with the let people know that apartment -- -- Camby and I'm sure you know people's -- and hopefully be an inspirational the so that the book I'm by the way everybody should get this movie is you know as -- patient says here.
You know you you'll be a different person after you.
After you read this book what are you doing now because you looked at -- you -- terrific Bob simply not finished the last two years of Leon on my wife -- my -- -- Oh my -- -- coming a very hot.
What are you working on now why I you obviously have.
Hercules -- -- and another so called Andromeda is it in robbers so insensitive and about thirty movies Leo at six of that are done in the can right now millones it would have been on TV -- wherever.
Three of those have been cable go through being.
And theaters I just finished the one on Texas lists -- another one next month in Nevada and that's one.
-- back January back to your alienate I got I got a lot of -- -- Kevin you're running capitalism -- -- nobody wanted to relax a little that I really relax a little good -- I take like a little slower trust.
Well listen thank you for coming thank you for this terrific book everybody should get it it's very very important so please get it.
Just came out is available probably have.
Sun and no rules sort of Kevin -- dot net -- -- final -- inflation and there about where to get it must point out Michael.
Thank you so -- thank you appreciate it thank you think I did you have any health question you can email me or fox had not to many of foxnews.com until next time.