Kevin Smith Reveals He Suffered A Massive Heart Attack
Health scares are no fun especially if that person is always in the public eye. However, several celebrities feel the need to share their health struggles.
One celebrity that has publicly revealed his health battle is actor and filmmaker Kevin Smith.
A Major Heart Attack
CNN reported that the Clerks and Chasing Amy actor was wrapping up one of his latest performances of his one-man show An Evening With Kevin Smith when he suffered a massive heart attack.
On Sunday, Feb. 25, Smith posted a selfie of himself in an undisclosed hospital to share the news with his Twitter followers.
"After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had a 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," tweeted Smith.
Smith was scheduled to perform two more times at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. He canceled the second show after feeling sick and then, he was rushed to a California hospital.
Fans Rally Behind Kevin Smith
As Smith posted his health scare news on his Twitter page, countless of his 3.31 million followers reached out to the Mallrats creator. Smith's loyal fan base gave him messages of hope and encouragement.
Also, several health professionals advised him to not mess around with the medical equipment.
"Put that oxygen can back in your nose where it belongs young man! Nurse's orders. Seriously though, your heart really does need that oxygen: I really am a nurse, and you really do need to put it back. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, REALLY glad you're still with us," wrote one Twitter follower.
Celebrities such as Debra Messing, Holly Figueroa O'Reilly, John Wesley Shipp, and David Harewood also sent encouraging messages to the ailing pop culture aficionado. Also, Rosie O'Donnell welcomed Smith into the heart attack survivors club.
"Had the same one Kev- 5 years ago- widow maker survivors! Happy you made it through #HEPPP," tweeted O'Donnell.
The Filmmaker's World
While he is recovering from his heart attack, many fans hope that he could release several projects he promised to them. In 2017, Smith pledged to fans that both the sequels to Clerks II and Mallrats are expected to be transformed into comic books. He also wants to work on revitalizing Jay and Silent Bob.
Smith has been very active with The CW's Arrowverse as he helped The Flash crossover with Supergirl in 2016. hat same year, Smith also shared an extraordinary story that involved the filmmaker trying to get Prince's permission to use the song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" in one of his films.