Kevin Smith suffers large heart attack, tweets 'For now, I'm still above ground!'

Filmmaker Kevin Smith says he suffered a terrifying health scare.

Smith, 47, shared a print on Twitter from what seemed to be a sanatorium bed early Monday morning, essay that he suffered “a large heart attack” after his initial comedy uncover Sunday. The Clerks writer-director was scheduled for dual shows at a Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif, during 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the venue’s website.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me we had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”),” Smith wrote on Twitter. “If we hadn’t canceled uncover 2 to go to a hospital, we would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”

Smith elaborated about a occurrence in a NSFW Facebook post, describing his symptoms. 

“After a initial show, we felt kinda nauseous. we threw adult a small though it didn’t seem to help,” he wrote. “Then we started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out we had a large heart attack.”

Smith continued, divulgence that he schooled something about himself during a scare. “Death,” Smith writes, “was always a thing we was many shocked of in life.” However, he says throughout a knowledge he was “filled with a clarity of calm.”

“I’ve had a good life: desired by relatives who lifted me to turn a particular we am,” he continued. “I’ve had a weird, smashing career in all sorts of media, extraordinary friends, a best mother in a universe and an implausible daughter who done me a Dad. But as we stared into a infinite, we satisfied we was comparatively content.

“Yes, I’d skip life as it changed on though me — and we was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before we shuffled lax a mortal coil,” he added. “But generally speaking, we was fine with a end, if this was gonna be it. I’ve gotten to do so many cold things and I’ve had so many adventures — how could we be (expletive) about finally profitable a tab.”

After mentioning a odds of “some lifestyle changes,” Smith resolved his post. “The indicate of this post is to tell we that we faced my biggest fear tonight … and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always illusory it’d be,” he said. “I don’t wish my life to finish though if it ends, we can’t complain. It was such a gift.”

Celebrities were discerning to conflict to Smith’s distress on amicable media. 

Chris Pratt said he was praying for the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director and removed saying Clerks in high school.

Josh Gad was “beyond grateful” Smith done it to a sanatorium in time. “Sending lots of adore your way,” he wrote. “Stay healthy @ThatKevinSmith. The universe needs you.”

“Kev is a smashing force of good and amusement in this universe and I’m unapproachable to be his friend,” Chris Hardwick wrote in a NSFW tweet. “We are propitious we didn’t remove him so PLEASE send him HUGS!!!”

Tom Arnold offered Smith, “Whatever we need buddy.”

Jack Osbourne wished him a “speedy recovery.”

Smith’s repute did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s ask for comment. 

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