Actor Stacey Keach is back on Broadway after suffering a stroke a few years back.
He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, “I can’t tell you how grateful I am and relieved. I feel deeply blessed.”
Recalling the events which led up to his stroke two years ago, Keach explains he felt “a little tingling” in his right arm during a performance of the play in Cincinnati, Ohio and it returned during the play’s first night in Los Angeles.
Keach says, “I quickly tried to focus and refocus.”
The actor knew he had a big problem when he found himself slurring his speech during a radio interview the following morning: “I realised I wasn’t making sense… I knew something wasn’t happening properly with my motor response.”
A doctor gave him a shot of vitamin B12 and Keach figured his health issues had passed as he appeared in five weekend performances and then hosted a cast get-together at his home in Calabasas, California.
The following morning he awoke with severe pain in his right arm, and his wife called the paramedics, who took him to hospital. After a series of tests he was told he’d suffered a series of minor strokes.
Keach insists the health scare has forced him to take better care of himself – he has vowed to stop smoking
Today, Stacey Keach is back on Broadway having just completed a run in Other Desert Cities with Stockard Channing, Rachel Grifiths, Judith Light and Justin Kirk.
In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner-circle, her brother and her aunt. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past.
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