Film maker Kevin Smith posted on Twitter that he had a massive hear attack during a performance Sunday night.
“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” Smith, 47, tweeted alongside a selfie from the hospital early Monday. “The doctor who saved my life told me I had 100 percent 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!”
The “Clerks” auteur was scheduled to perform two standup shows in Glendale, Calif., on Sunday night, which he promoted on his Facebook account just hours before his hospitalization.
After being booted from a Southwest Airlines flight in 2010 due to his size, the “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” star dropped a whopping 85 pounds in 2015.
The Red Bank, New Jersey, native dropped the pounds with a combination of dieting (especially limiting his intake of sugary drinks) and juicing, though he admitted that aside from walking daily, he’s still not an “exercise guy.”
Kevin is recovering in Glendale Hospital.