Kevin Smith Had Massive Heart Attack While Filming Stand-up Special


Beloved comedian, writer and director Kevin Smith revealed Monday morning that he had a massive heart attack Sunday while filming the first of two sets of an upcoming stand-up comedy special.

Smith says he began feeling sick after his first set of the night.

"After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous," Smith wrote in an update on social media. "I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack."

The Clerks and Dogma filmmaker said he would have died had he not canceled his second set to go to the hospital, where his doctors found a 100 percent blockage of his LAD artery. 

Smith, 47, wrote that while he's always been afraid of death, he was surprisingly calm as his doctors began working on him. 

"I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a Dad," Smith wrote. "But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content." 

The comedian added that despite his surprising feeling of acceptance, he would have regretted not being able to make another Jay and Silent Bob reboot. 

Smith also pondered going vegan, while thanking his family, friends and fans for giving him such a good life, and his doctors for saving it.

There's no word yet on when Smith plans to be back on his feet. 


Photo: Instagram / ThatKevinSmith


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