True Strength - My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal--and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life-logo

True Strength - My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal--and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life

Kevin Sorbo

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On television, as the star of the popular Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demi god. He relished living the part-putting in 14-hour days on set, doing his own stunts, and relentlessly working out at the gym. Until one day it all came to an abrupt end. Now, for the first time, Sorbo shares what viewers didn't know: he suffered three strokes from an aneurysm in his shoulder that had been radiating blood clots throughout his body, likely for months. He was left partially blind and entirely incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old. Appearances are everything in Hollywood, so Sorbo and the production studio hid the full details of his condition from the media. After all, how could the strongest man in the world be…fragile? To continue filming Hercules, the number-one worldwide syndicated TV series at the time, they frantically reworked scripts and revamped production to allow for the star's severely limited involvement. But as the effects of the strokes persisted-with painful, mysterious, debilitating symptoms-and physicians could offer few answers, Sorbo grew increasingly despondent. What happens when your entire identity vanishes? True Strength is the story of how one man faced the unimaginable and ultimately found the real measure of success. With tongue-in-cheek humor and an unfailingly candid voice, Sorbo reflects on his childhood in Minnesota, his early modeling and acting days, and his hard-charging charmed life in television. He recounts the onset of his stroke symptoms, the frightening hospitalizations, his battle with depression, and fighting for a recovery that defied medical expectations. And how through it all, love conspired to save him from missing out on what matters. With this refreshingly honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go, Sorbo aims to blaze a trail for anyone who may have suffered a serious setback in life and is struggling to find their way forward.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Sorbo

Length:

9h 45m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

25:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:02