Matanglawin host and TV Patrol World weatherman Kim Atienza suffered a mild stroke earlier today, August 11, but is now stable and conscious, reports ABS-CBNNews.com. According to BomboRadyo.com, it was overfatigue that caused the mild stroke.
Atienza, popularly known as "Kuya Kim," is confined at the Makati Medical Center. He will undergo a series of tests while he is under observation for one or two days, his wife Fely told ABS-CBNNews.com.
Vice President Jejomar Binay and ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Head Maria Ressa visited Atienza in the hospital, according to BomboRadyo.com and ABS-CBNNews.com. Anne Curtis, Atienza’s Showtime co-host, tweeted, "Everyone, all the prayer warriors out there... Let’s all pray for Kuya Kim and that he gets well soon." ABS-CBN newscaster Julius Babao tweeted, "Guys let’s all pray for Kuya Kim’s recovery. He suffered a mild stroke. Tama siya, ang buhay Weather-Weather lang. haaaayyy.... :("
TV Patrol World reported in April that Kim Atienza was bitten by a monitor lizard while taping for an episode of Matanglawin.