Kevin Smith almost died of a heart attack last night

Kevin Smith has been hospitalized following, in his own words, “a massive heart attack.” The filmmaker-turned-podcaster was taping a pair of standup shows Sunday night when, after the first performance, he abruptly canceled the second and was rushed to a California medical center, where a doctor determined that Smith’s left anterior descending artery was completely blocked.

“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,” Smith announced in a tweet early Monday morning. Though, in a sign things aren’t entirely improving, Smith still ended up performing his scene from against a flat, white surface.

Here’s hoping for a more cinematically framed recovery.

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