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Director Kevin Smith says he survived a 'massive heart attack'

Director Kevin Smith tweeted from hospital that a blocked artery gave him a "massive heart attack" and he would have died without help from doctors.
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Kevin Smith attends the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.Rich Polk / Getty Images for IMDb file
/ Source: Reuters

Kevin Smith, comic and creator of films including "Clerks," has told fans on Twitter that he suffered a massive heart attack and would have died if he had not canceled a comedy special and gone to hospital for treatment.

"After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack," Smith wrote on Twitter early Monday, with an accompanying picture of him in a hospital bed covered in tubes.

Smith, 47, had performed a standup comedy show Sunday night and was due to perform again, but ended up seeking medical help.