Kevin Smith will be recovering inside hospital following a massive heart attack.
The 47-year-old actor-director took to Twitter shortly after midnight on Monday to update fans on his health.
“After the first show This specific 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”),” he wrote. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I could’ve died tonight. yet for currently, I’m still above ground!”
Smith was scheduled to shoot his fresh standup special in Glendale, California, on Sunday, yet the idea appears coming from his tweet in which he was only able to film one of two shows for the taping before he realized something was wrong. The night before, he was filming his live podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, with longtime friend along with collaborator Ralph Garman at the Hollywood Improv.
Garman quickly took to Twitter to send his love to his friend, while Chris Pratt shared his own heartfelt message along with prayers.
“Kevin we don’t know each some other too not bad yet I have loved you since Clerks along with I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe inside healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!? ,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star tweeted. “Praying for you. I will continue to. You inspired me with Clerks when I was a senior HS.”
The Dogma director has struggled with his weight for years. He has openly discussed his health issues, even doing a documentary in 2010 called Too Fat for 40 after he got kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too heavy. Smith made major modifications to his diet along with overall health in 2014, namely cutting out sodas along with juice after watching the anti-sugar documentary Fed Up, along with eventually lost 85 pounds.
“Since I was a kid, the idea was always, ‘eat what you want.’ I was the third child, so by the time my parents got to me, man, they were f**king tired, so they were never, like, ‘Eat your vegetables, Kevin.’ So I just ate what I wanted, along with — I know how f**king stupid This specific sounds, man, yet… — I kind of thought, ‘Well, um, sugar comes out of the ground, so the idea can’t be too terrible for me, right?’ Which will be just ridiculous, ” Smith told Men’s Health in 2015. “So then I watch This specific documentary [Fed Up] last year, along with I was, like, ‘Oh, man, um, I definitely don’t wanna die — along with I’m already 44-years old.'”
Our thoughts along with prayers are with Smith as he recuperates.