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Kevin Smith Considers Going Vegan After Heart Attack

The Clerks director reconsiders his consumption of animal products after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

Famed filmmaker/actor Kevin Smith announced he is considering adopting a plant-based diet. Smith suffered a heart attack—a total blockage of left anterior descending (LAD) artery, a severe type of heart attack known as “The Widow-Maker”—over the weekend and took to Instagram to discuss his brush with death. “Total strangers saved my life tonight,” Smith said. “This is all a part of my mythology now, and I’m sure I’ll be facing some lifestyle changes (maybe it’s time to go vegan).” The director reflected on his long career and explained that while he was content with his life, he did not want to die before he had the chance to work on another Jay and Silent Bob film. Last year, Smith—whose father died of a heart attack—appeared in a video with his vegan daughter Harley Quinn Smith wherein the duo sampled vegan food from Doomie’s Home Cookin’ in Los Angeles. Smith was impressed by the eatery’s plant-based pulled pork sandwich, stating, “If this is being vegan, I [could] get my head around it.”

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