It might sound a little morbid but the comedy special from the night of Kevin Smith’s heart attack might be watched even more intently now that fans realize that he almost died that night after filming. It’s true, Smith had a massive heart attack that he spoke of in earlier posts that scared the living daylights out of him. He had 100 percent blockage in his LAD artery according to his doctor, and wouldn’t have survived for long if he hadn’t gone to the hospital that night. Smith even went so far as to send a post from his hospital room when he was feeling better just to let his fans know that he was doing just fine and would be recuperating for a while.
That had to have been a scary and eye-opening experience for Smith, who lost twenty pounds in two weeks as he went on a vegan diet to help his body repair and recuperate before he came back to continue his show. Showtime will be releasing his show this coming May and it seems likely that it will attract a lot more attention now thanks to the eye-opening near tragedy that occurred. It’s kind of odd how people are so drawn to drama and tragedies but seem to take their time when it comes to happy times and good news. It’s almost as though tragedy is a magnet that draws people while good times are the polar opposite and repel people, making it feel as though they have to actually care about the news in order to really get into it. Of course that’s a bit of an over-generalization in some cases.
Smith however is in good spirits at this time and doing much better, and will be able to do his shows once again as he continues to entertain and amuse his fans and casual viewers. At this point he feels extremely fortunate to be alive and is grateful for another chance to spread his words to the world as he’s been doing for a while. The realization that we’re all mortal and that one day we’ll be gone is something that a lot of people seem to take for granted until it feels like their number is up and there’s nothing else to be done. Realizing that you could be checking out at any moment is something that terrifies some people but only ever gets to others when that moment is at hand. Smith won’t be going into the details of his heart attack or hospital stay all that much in his show but he will likely go into matters such as family and work and other matters that suddenly seem a lot more important after this scare.
If you just think about it the act of dying is extremely frightening when you’re still relatively young compared to a lot of people. This kind of thing makes you realize that you only get one go-around and it’s best to do everything you can while you’re here.