Kevin Smith survives major heart attack

Kevin Smith survives major heart attack
Posted at 6:11 AM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 01:45:29-05

(CNN) - Kevin Smith is lucky to be alive.

The actor-writer-filmmaker known for movies "Clerks," "Jersey Girl" and "Mallrats" tweeted that he suffered a major heart attack Sunday evening.

The doctor that treated him said Smith's left anterior descending artery was completely blocked.

According to Smith, had he not canceled a show and gone to the hospital, he would have died.

Since he did go, he was able to tell his fans: "I'm still above ground."

Fans responded on Twitter, including "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt and actor Tom Arnold.

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