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Kevin Smith Suffers “Massive” Heart Attack After Filming Comedy Special

attends The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Filmmaker and comedian Kevin Smith has suffered a massive heart attack. Smith tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed last night, explained that the “Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”).” The attack followed the first of two standup shows Smith was filming for a new special Kevin Smith Live! at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight,” the Clerks and Dogma director wrote. “But for now, I’m still above ground!”

Smith subsequently posted a longer follow-up post, in which he contemplated the feelings he had been experiencing about his mortality, as well as “go[ing] Vegan.” Smith wrote: “…as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content. Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me – and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil. But generally speaking, I was okay with the end, if this was gonna be it.” Read both posts below.