Filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith tweeted a selfie from a hospital bed this morning, saying he had survived a "massive" heart attack.

Smith added that he could have died had he not cancelled his second planned show. It is believed that he was filming AMC show Comic Book Men in New Jersey.

In the tweet, which can be seen below, the director and star of Clerks wrote: “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). 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!”


Chris Pratt and Brian Lynch (writer on Chasing Amy, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets) were among those who have since sent Smith good wishes: