TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 26, 2018
Filmmaker, podcaster, and noted hockey jersey and jhorts enthusiast Kevin Smith nearly left us last evening. Early this morning, the funny man posted the following on Twitter...
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! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
As for what this news does to the status of Clerks 3 has yet to be determined. I kid. I kid Kevin Smith because he's proven time and again that he can take it. Except for that time when he got mad at critics for not knowing that he was apologizing for one terrible movie by making another terrible movie. But mostly he's a good sport that knows and understands his limitations as a filmmaker and has actually sought to grow as a director by moving into television.
Much like Robin Williams' last few films—save World's Greatest Dad—weren't all that great or memorable, we still miss the hell out of him because we knew he was still capable of doing great things. I'll be totally honest in saying that I feel the same about Smith. I mostly don't follow his films or podcasting anymore, but I've always thought he was capable of making another totally hilarious and great movie like his first four, so the thought of losing him has more than a twinge of sadness attached to it. Here's hoping he makes a full recovery and gets his act together so he can be around for a long while to come.
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