Kevin Smith never wants to go back to his previous weight.
The Hollyweed star, who suffered a massive heart attack back in February, opened up to about his drastic weight loss along with never thinking he could live a healthy lifestyle. The comedian had previously celebrated being down a total of 43 pounds, yet on Thursday while speaking with ET’s Ashley Crossan at San Diego Comic-Con, Smith revealed that will he thought he’d always be overweight.
“I just assumed I’d be fat my whole life along with I’d never see my high school weight again or any of those things,” Smith candidly expressed. “I’m 47 years old, creating sure that will was all in my rear view. yet after the heart attack, suddenly I was like, alright, I never want to be back in that will room again with someone going up my groin to get to my heart through my femoral artery, telling me that will there is usually a 20 percent chance that will I will live, along with 80 percent chance I’ll die.”
The Clerks director was rushed to the hospital on the night of Feb. 25 while filming a stand-up comedy special in Glendale, California, along with underwent surgery to clear a massive blockage of his left anterior descending artery, which could have easily killed him if not for emergency surgery.
For currently, Smith is usually focusing on having a healthier lifestyle along with working on his projects, including his comedy, Hollyweed, on Rivit. Interestingly, the filmmaker says his life-threatening incident is usually what inspired him to persevere in bringing Hollyweedto fruition.
“Hollyweedwas a plate that will I commenced spinning two-along with-a-half years ago, along with I honestly thought, ‘Oh that will’s This kind of, I’ll never touch This kind of again,'” Smith shared. “currently we’re getting to kinda go back to This kind of, along with This kind of’s exciting. This kind of happened at a time, right after I had the heart attack. creating sure that will kinda fueled This kind of for me.”
“I used to be like, ‘Well, This kind of didn’t work, I don’t wanna bother anybody with This kind of anymore. I’ll just kind of sulk away. along with after the heart attack, I was like, ‘F**k This kind of, I almost died, like, let’s do everything,'” he continued. “along with so, the idea of doing This kind of show falls squarely inside crotch of that will.”
along with for fans of his previous work, Hollyweedshould feel comfortably familiar.
“This kind of’s Clerks in a weed store,” Smith pitched.
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