Director Kevin Smith tweeted out a selfie late Sunday night that he had survived a massive heart attack.
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! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
The tweet reads “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!”
The selfie shows him with his eyes wide open, hooked up to his hospital bed. On Sunday night, Smith had a two-part comedy special booked at Alex Theatre in Glendale. He had to cancel the second part or else he would not have made it.
The LAD, the left anterior descending artery is an important vessel to supplying blood to the heart and a blockage there could be fatal.
Kevin Smith is famous for directing comedies such as Clerks and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Currently he appears on Comic Book Men on AMC, a series set in the comic shop that he owns, Jay and Bob’s Silent Shop. He also appeared in the hit 2017 movie The Disaster Artist as himself.
Smith is 47.
Celebrities and fans have poured their prayers and support for the director.
Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!? 🙏♥️ https://t.co/syB7BiQaoY
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018
I keep reading this in shock. Damn. It’s an understatement to say, but myself and so many others are glad you cancelled and are recovering. Sending love to you and yours.
— Sean 🌱 Francis (@SeanFrancis) February 26, 2018
Get better now, @ThatKevinSmith! We need you for all the laughs, all your wonderful toys and of course your wonderful touching monologues at the end of your movies. #SNOOGANS pic.twitter.com/HeE1LsPOad
— Zach D Roberts (@zdroberts) February 26, 2018
The world needs you!!!
— Hi-Rez (@HiRezTheRapper) February 26, 2018
We hope Kevin recovers quickly!