Kel Mitchell Opens Up About Hospitalization After Health Scare

My arm and my leg was numb.”

Kel Mitchell opened up about what led to his hospitalization earlier this week.

“I’m good, I’m here, I’m smiling, I’m with my family, I’m at home,” the “Good Burger 2” star took to Instagram to share. His latest post follows a health scare from Tuesday (Oct. 7) which he described as "truly frightening."

“For those curious about recent events and my well-being, appreciate the concern and sending love your way. This should bring some clarity,” the caption reads.

In the video, Mitchell detailed the day of his health scare.

“I was out shopping when suddenly the whole room started spinning,” he said. “So I was like, ‘I must be dehydrated so I need to go get some water, some food.’ 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, ” which he said he wouldn’t advise anyone to do under those circumstances.

After reaching the medical center, "I failed the arm and leg test. So that was raising fears of something more serious because I could not move my right arm, my motor skills were not working. So CT scan, EKG, everything they started doing on me, that’s why I had to stay overnight [at the hospital]," Mitchell said.

The actor revealed that the cause of his distress was a bulging disc from a previous injury, pressing against a nerve and mimicking severe symptoms. Grateful for his recovery, he expressed thanks for the prayers and support received as he’d done all week since the incident: on the day the news surfaced, Mitchell reassured his fans of his well-being following a "frightening experience."

"Grateful for the flood of prayers and positive vibes that surrounded me during a genuinely frightening time,” his initial post stated. “The 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."

The comedian will reprise his role as Ed in "Good Burger 2," the sequel to the 1997 film, which premieres Nov. 22 on Paramount+. Originating from a sketch on the 1990s Nickelodeon show "All That," the film showcases the comedian’s enduring connection with his beloved character.


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