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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack' and other Smith news

Postby Blue Jackets » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:34 am

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.3842144

“Clerks” filmmaker Kevin Smith says he nearly died of a “massive heart attack” after rushing to a California hospital Sunday night.

The 47-year-old star of the New Jersey-based “Comic Book Men” reality show divulged the harrowing news from his hospital bed just after midnight local time Monday. Smith said he canceled a stand up gig in Glendale, Calif., after falling ill.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka ‘the Widow-Maker’),” Smith tweeted. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight.”

From his instagram:
I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as “the Widow-Maker” because when it goes, you’re a goner). If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight. For now, I’m still above ground! But this is what I learned about myself during this crisis: death was always the thing I was most terrified of in life. When the time came, I never imagined I’d ever be able to die with dignity - I assumed I’d die screaming, like my Dad (who lost his life to a massive heart attack). But even as they cut into my groin to slip a stent into the lethal Widow-Maker, I was filled with a sense of calm. I’ve had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am. I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a Dad. But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content. Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me - and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil. But generally speaking, I was okay with the end, if this was gonna be it. I’ve gotten to do so many cool things and I’ve had so many adventures - how could I be shitty about finally paying the tab. But the good folks at the Glendale hospital had other plans and the expertise to mend me. Total strangers saved my life tonight (as well as my friends @jordanmonsanto & @iamemilydawn, who called the ambulance). This is all a part of my mythology now and I’m sure I’ll be facing some lifestyle changes (maybe it’s time to go Vegan). But the point of this post is to tell you that I faced my greatest fear tonight... and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be. I don’t want my life to end but if it ends, I can’t complain. It was such a gift. #KevinSmith
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack'

Postby wags83 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:50 am

Oh man, glad he survived. He isn't exactly a picture of health.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:24 am

wags83 wrote:Oh man, glad he survived. He isn't exactly a picture of health.
He's loss a lot of weight over the past few years, but he's still a big guy.

Glad he is okay as well. I don't always like his movies, but I like listening to him talk.
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack'

Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 am

Kevin Smith about his experience suffering a heart attack, vlogging from Glendale Adventist Hospital

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48coR9q4KBk
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Re: Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack'

Postby Tyler » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:29 am

He talked about this on the newest fat man on Batman. He's lost 90lb in 2 years but doctors want him down a lot more after the heart attack. He needs to be strictly vegan now he said.

He talked about the symptoms and how they were nothing like heart attacks are shown in the media. He said on a scale from 1 to 10 his pain was at most a 2. It was a discomfort and he felt sick.
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack'

Postby Blue Jackets » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 am

Kevin Smith announced Comic Book Men cancelled.
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack' and other Smith news

Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:36 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Kevin Smith announced Comic Book Men cancelled.

I never watched, but bummer
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack' and other Smith news

Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:40 am

Kevin Smith announces new show "Hollyweed" - "It's like Clerks in a weed store".
Link to Instagram post with his announcement.
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Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack' and other Smith news

Postby cwilkins88 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:53 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Kevin Smith announces new show "Hollyweed" - "It's like Clerks in a weed store".
Link to Instagram post with his announcement.


His movies are just getting lazy.
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Re: Kevin Smith, 'Clerks' filmmaker, survives 'massive heart attack' and other Smith news

Postby Tyler » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:25 pm

Netflix did a show like this with Kathy Bates and many called it the worst Netflix show ever.

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