Filmmaker Kevin Smith reveals he nearly died from a major heart attack

Kevin Smith was due to perform at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California on Sunday but he cancelled one of his shows a few hours prior to his performance.

                            Filmmaker Kevin Smith reveals he nearly died from a major heart attack

Filmmaker Kevin Smith wouldn't have been alive if he didn't listen to his body. The 47-year-old filmmaker, who was scheduled to perform at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California on Sunday, cancelled one of his shows and went to the hospital instead.

He wrote in a moving Twitter post that he had a major heart attack after he performed his first stand up act, which took place at 6 pm. The director made an impromptu decision to cancel the second show, which was to take place at 9 pm that evening. 

Smith wrote on Twitter on Monday, "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!"

Writer Stan Lee (L) and host Kevin Smith attend the IMDb Yacht at San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day Two at The IMDb Yacht on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)

The 47-year-old actor/director wrote in a Facebook post that he felt nauseous after his first show. Within a span of few seconds, he reportedly began "sweating buckets and [my] chest felt heavy."

The filmmaker, who almost faced death in the face, said he was relatively content as he stared into the infinite. The Chasing Amy star said his life so far was spent well, with his daughter, amazing friends, the "best wife," and success in all forms of media. In the end, he added that he faced his biggest fear on Sunday night and "and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be."

However, Smith's revelation was shocking to many in Hollywood, who tweeted to the filmmaker and wished him a speedy recovery. Chris Pratt tweeted, "Kevin we don’t each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer."





Oscar winner Patricia Arquette wrote, "Scary! Glad you're ok." Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard also wrote, "Yes, please stay a while longer. Glad you are still here, and still graceful."

Smith rose to fame with his film Clerks in 1994. The independent comedy film was written, co-produced and directed by him. The New Jersey native is known for his role as Silent Bob, which he reprised in Mallrats and Chasing Amy

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