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26th Feb 2018

Director Kevin Smith suffers a massive heart attack

Tony Cuddihy

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is a lucky man to have survived this.

Kevin Smith, the director of ’90s cult classics Clerks, Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, has revealed how he suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday and is lucky to be alive.

Tweeting from his hospital bed, he wrote: “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!”

Smith had cancelled a stand-up gig in Glendale, California after taking ill and was subsequently rushed to hospital.

The filmmaker and actor is also the subject of the reality series Comic Book Men; Smith is the owner of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Kevin Smith