Former Nickelodeon and movie star Kel Mitchell from the popular All That, Keenan & Kel, and Good Burger shows has been all smiles this past year due to confirmation that the highly anticipated, Good Burger 2, movie is coming out soon. The new movie reunites him with his co-star and Saturday Night Live star Keenan Thompson.
But Mitchell’s smiles turned to fright when he had to be suddenly rushed to the hospital the last few days.
TMZ first reported that he was hospitalized Tuesday night after visiting a Los Angeles emergency room, with a source noting that he was “conscious and alert when he arrived” and was still in the hospital as recently as Wednesday.
In his first update, Mitchell didn’t reveal much about the episode except to say he was happy to be back home, recovering, and just wanted to thank everyone who wished him well.
“Grateful for the flood of prayers and positive vibes that surrounded me during a genuinely frightening time. That scare was real, but so was the support. With the grace of God and the skill of the medical team, I’m now on the road to recovery at home, embraced by the love of my family,” he writes. “Your kindness has been a lifeline, and I can’t thank you enough. Much love to each of you.”
Later in the week, he took to Instagram again on Saturday to share what happened and thank followers for their well wishes.
“For those curious about recent events and my well-being, appreciate the concern and sending love your way. This should bring some clarity,” he captioned the post.
In an Instagram video, Mitchell, 45, said he wanted to show his face after providing a minor update last week. He also specified the medical issue that landed him in the hospital.
“I was out shopping when suddenly the whole room started spinning. So I was like, ‘I must be dehydrated, so I need to go get some water, some food,'” Mitchell said in the video. “When I did that, the whole right side of my arm was numb, followed by me not being able to swallow. That’s when I panicked, and so I drove myself to the hospital.”
After the “Kenan and Kel” star was admitted, doctors ordered a CT scan, he said, which helped provide a diagnosis.
“It was actually a bulging disc that I had from a prior injury that was pressing up against a nerve, mimicking all those symptoms that I was going through,” he said. “I’m thanking God that I am good. Thank y’all for all the prayers in the comments. Even the crazy ones. I saw the, ‘Give him some orange soda in his IV,'” a reference to his “Kenan and Kel” character.
‘Those symptoms’ Mitchell said he was mimicking sound like some symptoms of a stroke or even Multiple Sclerosis.
Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke
If someone has a stroke, knowing the signs and symptoms and acting FAST can improve their chances of survival reduce the level of disability that results from a stroke.
The most common symptoms to look out for are blurred vision, slurred speech or muscle weakness when in other ways feeling well.
Check for the following:
Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time – time to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs
A full-blown stroke could include:
- numbness or weakness in face, arm, hand or leg on just one side of the body
- confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding what someone is saying
- difficulty swallowing
- sudden dimness, blurring or loss of vision in one or both eyes
- trouble walking and dizziness
- loss of balance or co-ordination
- severe headache, sudden vomiting or unconsciousness
With a stroke, it’s important to act immediately, as early treatment is vital. You should either:
- dial 911
- or go to a hospital Accident and Emergency department
Multiple Sclerosis, on the other hand, is a relapsing or progressive disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy nerves of the brain and spinal cord.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), the disease affects nearly 1 million adults in the United States. Most people with MS experience their first symptoms in their 20s or 30sTrusted Source.
Early intervention offers the best chance at preventing long-term disability. So it is crucial to recognize the initial symptoms of MS and seek prompt medical attention. Read on to learn more.
Signs and Symptoms of MS
Most people with MS experience fatigue and weakness. Nerve damage in the spine and