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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
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)
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(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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