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Kevin Smith doing 'better than ever' after heart attack, says daughter

By Annie Martin
Kevin Smith doing 'better than ever' after heart attack, says daughter
Harley Quinn Smith (R), pictured with Kevin Smith, gave an update on her dad in a post Thursday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Smith's daughter says the star is doing "better than ever" following a massive heart attack.

Harley Quinn Smith, 18, gave an update on Kevin in an Instagram post Thursday after the 47-year-old actor and director had a "widow-maker" heart attack Monday, Feb. 26.

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"Thank you so much for the outpour of love in the past few days," Harley Quinn captioned a throwback photo with her dad. "He is thankfully home now and doing better than ever, but this has truly been the most terrifying experience of my life."

"My dad is a goddamn force to be reckoned with and although I'm thankful for him everyday, this is just a real reminder of how insanely lucky I am to have him," she said. "Thank you so much for all your kind words during this."

thank you so much for the outpour of love in the past few days, it’s been really beautiful and so meaningful to see. He is thankfully home now and doing better than ever, but this has truly been the most terrifying experience of my life. I’ve always thought of my dad as this untouchable force of energy, never defeated when knocked down, always able to get back up again, so I never thought in a million years that anything like this would happen to him. But I am extremely comforted to know that, even though he did experience a heart attack, I was right because even after going through that he got right back up again and didn’t let it stop him. Even in the hospital, only a few hours after it happened, he was back to his classic ways: putting the oxygen tubes in his mouth even though they’re meant for his nose, sleeping on his side even though he was supposed to lay straight on his back, unhooking himself from the wires to pee even though he wasn’t supposed to move, trying to take out his IV himself and of course playing 80’s music all night long while we spent the first night at the hospital. My dad is a goddamn force to be reckoned with and although I’m thankful for him everyday, this is just a real reminder of how insanely lucky I am to have him. thank you so much for all your kind words during this, I truly felt the positivity and love in the air from you all❤️

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Kevin was filming a new standup special Monday in Glendale, Calif., when he started feeling ill and canceled his second show to head to the hospital. Doctors discovered the star had a 100 percent blockage of his LAD artery.

"If I hadn't canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would've died tonight," he said in a post announcing the news.

Kevin said in a post Wednesday that he is "home again" and "feeling good" after the ordeal. He posted a photo Thursday of a gift from the Disney Channel that was addressed to actor Kevin James as an inside joke.

"@disneychannel just won the prize for funniest gift when they sent these cookies. Last week I was telling the folks there that a certain percentage I meet always call me #kevinjames. So THIS is an insanely well-timed joke," the actor explained.

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