Kevin Smith: “Maybe it’s time to go Vegan”
Director Kevin Smith announced yesterday that he suffered a massive heart attack after a standup special.
“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!”
As his father died from a massive heart attack, Smith reflected on his life and stated that even though “death was always the thing [he] was most terrified of in life,” he was “filled with a sense of calm” as a result of having “a great life.”
Still, the filmmaker noted that he would be making changes, writing:
“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).”
Smith’s 18-year-old daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, has already adopted a vegan diet and invited her father to a Compassionate Meal at Doomie’s Home Cookin’ in Los Angeles last year as part of a Farm Sanctuary program.
Smith ended his post stating that while he doesn’t want his life to end, if it does, he can’t complain because “it was such a gift.”