Kevin Smith becomes Weight Watchers ambassador after 'massive' heart attack

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You wanted to know everything, what that was, you were singing a song [from] Degrassi?' And I was singing the theme song from Degrassi 'cause it's very hopeful. "I didn't [know] to be honest, but I'll tell you what right now, that's because I'm stupid", he said half-jokingly. So I wasn't getting proper oxygen and stuff, so now I feel great, man. So I was terrified of that in the operating room. So we get to go see it at the Tribeca Film Festival tomorrow. They kept me awake and the doctor said at one point, 'I'm gonna open the stint now and you tell me if you feel better.' And the moment he did I felt instantly better, and it made sense. "I've had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am". Now, this is the weight I was when I met my wife.

Aside from his Today interview, Smith found himself in NY for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of All These Small Moments, a film starring his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, 18. His last film, Yoga Hosers, which starred daughter Harley, was released in 2016.

"As a big John Hughes kid I was like, 'How did you work with Ringwald before me?'" he said. Doing so caused him to drop more than 20 pounds.

"I joined Weight Watchers and they made me an ambassador", he said "So it's me, Oprah and DJ Khaled - I'm in pretty good company".

A couple of months ago, Kevin Smith was rushed to the hospital after having some chest pains during one of his standup shows.

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Smith told the "Today" show hosts that he's well on his way to his goal of shedding 50 pounds thanks to the help of Weight Watchers and magician Penn Jillette's book, which credits his own 100-pound weight loss to an all-potato diet.

During his appearance on the Today Show, Smith said he had a 100 percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery - a condition he called "Widow Maker".

In June 2015, the longtime-overweight director tweeted that had had lost 85 pounds.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who almost died of a heart attack in late February, says he is recovering well and disclosed that he was awake and singing during his emergency surgery at a California hospital.


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