Director Kevin Smith has revealed that he almost died last night, after suffering ‘a massive heart attack’.
Smith, 47, was rushed to hospital after falling ill following a stand-up comedy show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.
“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” he explained, posting a picture of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter.
“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”).
“If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”
After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
Smith, who directed movies like Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and recently Yoga Hosers, was filming the sets for a comedy special.
Though he’s never spoken of any previous issues with his heart, the director has shed a massive amount of weight in recent years.
Back in 2015, he posted a comparison shot of himself after having lost a staggering 85lbs.
Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the shorts. pic.twitter.com/hNY6IVEXXp
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 27, 2015
Celebs, show business folk and fans have been wishing him well on Twitter, meanwhile.
Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!? ♥️ https://t.co/syB7BiQaoY
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018
Oh my god. Wishing you the speediest and most painless recovery. Love you, buddy
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) February 26, 2018