Kevin Smith Takes A Family Trip To Disneyland To Celebrate Surviving A Massive Heart Attack
Kevin Smith is taking time away from work for some much-needed rest and relaxation with his family in Disneyland. The excursion comes after the filmmaker experienced a near-fatal heart attack.
Smith is celebrating his second chance at life with a trip to Disneyland with his family. The actor and writer shared a photograph from the trip on his Instagram and revealed that this is the first time in years that the family has gone back together to the "happiest place on Earth." He said the vacation was for his much-needed family time and for research.
Smith, his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, and daughter, Harley Quinn, had a wonderful time bonding with each other and celebrating the director's "still being alive." They spent seven hours going on every ride in the park, except the Tea Cups, the Indiana Jones adventure, the Splash Mountain, and Dumbo because both were closed for repairs.
"When we first moved to California in 2002, Jen and I would bring a young @harleyquinnsmith to @disney at least once a month. So yesterday's trip to the #magickingdom was not only good for the heart, it was good for the soul!" Smith captioned a photo of him and his family posing in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle.
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Harley Quinn also shared a few snaps from the Disneyland trip on her Instagram.
"Trying to force my family to love Disney as much as I do ~ an ongoing saga," the 18-year-old Yoga Hosers star captioned the photos.
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The family vacation comes after Smith told his fans that he suffered a massive heart attack that could have left him dead had he not checked himself to the hospital. On Feb. 25, the Clerks director was at the emergency room after he complained of difficulty in breathing between back-to-back stand-up comedy shows. The doctor revealed that he had a 100 percent blockage of his LAD artery or the "Widow-Maker," and had he continued with his two shows, then he could have died.
The 47-year-old has since recuperated from the fatal scare and lost a tremendous amount of weight in his plight to become healthy. Smith has lost 17 pounds in nine days since following a plant-based diet, which his daughter is thrilled about since she is vegan.
"It's a pretty intense program, but it's been interesting. And of course necessary for my health and stuff," Smith said and revealed that he has been getting food inspiration from Penn Jillette's mono diet book Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear.