Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Kevin Smith, ‘Clerks’ filmmaker, survives ‘massive heart attack’

“Clerks” filmmaker Kevin Smith says he nearly died of a “massive heart attack” after rushing to a California hospital Sunday night.

The 47-year-old star of the New Jersey-based “Comic Book Men” reality show divulged the harrowing news from his hospital bed just after midnight local time Monday. Smith said he canceled a stand up gig in Glendale, Calif., after falling ill.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka ‘the Widow-Maker’),” Smith tweeted. “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,” he added.