- Writer and director Kevin Smith suffered a massive heart attack Sunday night.
- On Tuesday, he went live on Facebook from his hospital room with an update.
- Smith got emotional in the video, saying he didn’t want to die in that moment, but was “content.”
Writer and director Kevin Smith, of “Clerks” fame, suffered a massive heart attack Sunday night after filming an episode of his AMC show, “Comic Book Men.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Smith went live on Facebook with an emotional update for fans from his hospital room, in which he described his symptoms, what the emergency room was like, and addressed the Chris Pratt “prayer” controversy.
After Smith’s heart attack, actor Chris Pratt tweeted that he was praying his “a– off” for Smith because he “believes in the healing power of prayer.”
Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!? ????♥️ https://t.co/syB7BiQaoY
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018
Some mocked and criticised Pratt on Twitter for his “prayer” tweet, a few connecting it to what certain politicians have said after mass shootings, but Smith came to Pratt’s defence in his video.
“Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favourite actors of all time, put up a nice tweet … and apparently some people were like ‘f— your prayers,'” Smith said. “Please don’t fight over stuff like that, it’s a waste of time. Whether you’re religious or not, somebody praying for you is with good intentions.”
Smith said he experienced nausea and lost his breath, but didn’t feel like he was in pain. Even though his father died from a heart attack, Smith said, he didn’t think it was a heart attack.
“Honestly, I just thought it was mucus,” he said. He also mentioned that he thought it was just “bad milk” because he threw up.
When first responders came, Smith said that they were “very patient with a guy who was deathly afraid to lift his shirt up.”
Aside from his shirt, Smith said once he was in the emergency room, he was “literally dying,” but his biggest concern was “people seeing his d–k.” “Never wanted to go to a doctor for that reason,” Smith said.
By the end of the video, though, Smith got emotional, and said that while he didn’t want to die, he felt “content” during the scary experience.
“What a ride it’s been,” he said. “There was calm … I was always afraid that I’d be terrified of dying … I’ve seen people die. I like life, life worked out for me and I don’t ever want to let it go. But in that moment, even though I was 47, I was like ‘that will do pig.’ I felt like Babe.”
He ended the video by saying that the doctor cleared him to go home.
Watch the full video below:
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