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Director Kevin Smith Says ‘Maybe It’s Time To Go Vegan’ After Heart Attack

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Cult US film director Kevin Smith, 47, has revealed he had a ‘massive heart attack’ on a social media post.

The Clerks director, and star of Comic Book Men reality show took to Facebook to share the health update – saying it’s time to make some new choices.

He wrote: “Total strangers saved my life tonight…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.”

‘Blockage’

According to Smith, he was performing a stand-up routine when he started to feel nauseous.

He says throwing up didn’t help, adding: “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 percent 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.”

Gift

Speaking philosophically about life, he said: “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…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.”

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Maria Chiorando

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