Filmmaker Kevin Smith just revealed on Twitter that he miraculously survived a massive heart attack.
Kevin Smith is lucky to be alive after having a heart attack following a show in California on Feb. 25 He’s just 47 years old. “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” he wrote on Twitter. “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 iconic filmmaker didn’t reveal exactly what happened that led him to rush to the hospital. He was performing for a new standup special at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, with shows scheduled for both 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. PT. The first show went on as planned, but as Kevin revealed in his tweet, the cancellation of the second show saved his life. Just hours before his scary heart attack, he had posted on social media about his excitement for special he was taping.