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Kevin Smith Survives Massive Heart Attack

'If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would've died tonight'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2018 4:45 AM CST
Updated Feb 26, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Kevin Smith: I Had Massive Heart Attack After Show
Director Kevin Smith addresses the audience after the premiere of his film "Red State" during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

(Newser) – Kevin Smith says he's lucky to be "above ground" after suffering a massive heart attack Sunday night. The Clerks director shared the news in a tweet early Monday, along with a selfie including tubes and a hospital gown, per the Hollywood Reporter. "After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack," he said. "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!" Deadline reports that Smith had been shooting a new stand-up special, Kevin Smith Live!, in Glendale, Calif., Sunday night, with one show scheduled at 6pm and the second at 9pm. (Read more Kevin Smith stories.)

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