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Kevin Smith returns home after massive heart attack

By Wade Sheridan
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Kevin Smith returns home after massive heart attack
Kevin Smith has returned home after being hospitalized due to a massive heart attack. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 1 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Kevin Smith announced to his followers on Twitter that he has returned home from the hospital after suffering from a massive heart attack.

"Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Home is where the heart is and the heart is feeling good!" Smith said Wednesday alongside a selfie of himself.

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"It's actually getting more blood flow and oxygen than it has in a long time. So I am ALERT, to say the least! Thank you for all the kind words, folks - from Vegetarian Kev, Day 2!" he continued in reference to starting a new diet following the heart attack.

Smith was hospitalized Sunday after performing a new standup special, Kevin Smith Live! at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. He had completed one of two planned shows before he began to feel sick and decided to call an ambulance.

"I didn't piece together [I was having a] heart attack," Smith said Tuesday in a video where he updated fans on his health from the hospital. "Even when I was sitting there going like 'my chest is heavy' and stuff and even though my father died at the age of 67 of a massive heart attack."

Smith also thanked actor Chris Pratt for sending him prayers on Twitter after learning of the heart attack, an act that was criticized by some who said prayers would not be able to help the director, similar to how social media users have told politicians that praying is not enough in the wake of mass shootings.

"Please don't fight over stuff like that, it's a waste of time. Whether you're religious or not, somebody saying 'I'll pray for you' is like a good intention. It's very nice," Smith said.

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