Earlier this week, Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, following surgery, Smith made a recovery and has been discharged from the hospital. The director-writer has been opening up about the experience (he first shared the news with his fans via social media from the hospital), and he recently revealed his thoughts regarding his near-death experience. As thoughts of this nature can only be, they are profound and the filmmaker said that he's lived a remarkable life, and if it was his time to go then he had no complaints.
On Monday, Kevin Smith tweeted that he had suffered a "massive" heart attack and that the doctors had told him he had "100% blockage of my LAD artery." It could have been fatal, but Smith said his doctors had other plans and saved his life. The Clerks director now feels like he's on "borrowed time," and that he was "supposed to be dead in that room." Obviously, he's thankful that he didn't go, and he's making some lifestyle changes, such as becoming a vegetarian.
Digging deeper into the subject and his thoughts. Kevin Smith told The Hollywood Reporter that had his heart attack been fatal, he would have been ready to die. It's a scary thought, but Smith felt that he had lived a great life full of "ups and downs" with a profession that most people struggle their whole lives to break into.
Kevin Smith has always been upfront and candid about his film career and life, and it seems his near-death experience has only made him even more honest about his filmography. The filmmaker recognizes how lucky he is to be doing what he always wanted to do and while his work may not always be well received, he has no complaints. Smith has a few projects in the works such as and a Jay and Silent Bob reboot -- not to mention his podcasts -- but it's unknown when he'll be well enough to get back to work.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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