Kevin Smith reassures fans he's 'still above ground' after suffering massive heart attack
Kevin Smith, director of movies such as Clerks and Mallrats, informed on Twitter that he had suffered a "massive heart attack" that nearly killed him.
Smith had tweeted a selfie from a hospital bed that showed him covered in tubes and wearing a hospital gown.
He had tweeted, "After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The doctor who saved my life told me I had 100 per cent blockage of my LAD artery (aka "the Widow-Maker")."
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
Now, two days since his heart attack, Smith has checked in with his fans and thanked his well-wishers in a Facebook Live video. In the 19-minute video, Smith recounted his experience, and explained that he began to feel nauseous after finishing the first of the back-to-back shows. “I started feeling pressure on my chest — but not like, ‘There’s an elephant on my chest’ — I just couldn’t catch my breath,” he continued. “Honestly, I was never really in pain.”
Smith also thanked actor Chris Pratt, who came under fire after tweeting that he was praying for Smith. "Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, fu**ing put up a nice tweet, where he’s just like 'Hey man, I don’t know you that much but I love Clerks and I’m praying for you' and and apparently people were like, 'f**k your prayers’ and attacked him and **t," he said.
Praying for you. I will continue to. You inspired me with Clerks when I was a senior HS. I’m tagging my Lb/rb football coach who showed me the movie cause he believed in me and knew I’d be inspired. @hodge1916 🙏♥️🙏 https://t.co/syB7BiQaoY — chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018
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
You can watch the full Facebook live here.
Updated Date: Feb 28, 2018 15:51 PM