Antonio Banderas Had a Heart Attack

Actor says he's recovered from January episode
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2017 7:38 AM CDT
In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Antonio Banderas holds his Honorific Goya trophy for his career, at the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain. Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack...   (Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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(Newser) – Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that "I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage," reports the AP. Banderas says he underwent a procedure to introduce three stents in his arteries, adding that "it hasn't been as dramatic as some have written." Banderas says 37 years of being a "workaholic" didn't help, notes Sky News.

Banderas' visit to a Swiss clinic had led to speculation about the health of the star known for roles in such films as The Mask of Zorro, Desperado, Philadelphia, and the animated Puss in Boots. Banderas spoke Saturday at a film festival in his hometown of Malaga in southern Spain, where he received a lifetime achievement award for his career as an actor, director, and producer. (Banderas has managed to injure himself on set.)

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