'Home Is Where The Heart Is’: Kevin Smith Back Home After Suffering Heart Attack
Kevin Smith returns home from the hospital and is recovering well after suffering a major health scare on Sunday night, Feb. 25.
The 47-year-old actor and filmmaker took to social media on Wednesday, Feb. 28, to let his 3.3 million followers know that he was already discharged from the hospital and is now on the road to recovery.
Kevin Smith Is On The Mend
He also added that he is feeling much better and has turned vegetarian after his recent health scare, most likely with the intention to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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
On Monday, Feb. 26, the Clerks director revealed that he had a massive heart attack the previous day. Smith was slated to perform two shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Glendale's Alex Theatre when he suffered the attack between shows.
"After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack," Smith wrote. "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 recovering from the medical emergency, Smith posted a 20-minute Facebook live video in which he talked about his terrifying ordeal. In the video, he also expressed his gratitude for the showering love and support from fans after his medical emergency and how it changed his perspective on life.
Chris Pratt's Controversial Tweet
Shortly after Smith tweeted about his heart attack, actor Chris Pratt offered his prayers and support to the actor/director on Twitter.
This sparked backlash from some Twitter users who criticized the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor of promoting the act of praying, which politicians are offering instead of taking action in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
During his Facebook Live video, Smith also defended Pratt's tweet, saying that fighting over things like that is "a waste of time."