LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Director and actor Kevin Smith, greatest often called the laconic sidekick Silent Bob of his 1990s cult comedies, stated on Monday (Feb 26) that he suffered a “massive heart attack” after taping a standup comedy present within the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale.
The 47-year-old Dogma filmmaker stated on Twitter that he fell in poor health after finishing the primary present of two scheduled performances on Sunday night.
“The doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka ‘the Widow-Maker’),” Smith stated.
He was referring to the left anterior descending artery, or left coronary artery, which is taken into account a very powerful for blood provide to the center.
“If I hadn’t cancelled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!” Smith stated on Twitter.
Smith, who at the moment stars within the AMC TV actuality sequence Comic Book Men, earned important reward for his satires on suburbia, romance and faith.
He rose to prominence together with his 1994 raunchy low-budget cult comedy Clerks, a couple of day within the lifetime of two comfort retailer employees.
He received a screenwriting Independent Spirit Award for 1997’s Chasing Amy.