Smith was forced to cancel the second of two stand-up shows he was filming for his show “Kevin Smith Live!” as a result of the medical emergency.
In the 19-minute video, he recounts his experience leading up to, during, and after his heart attack, explaining that he began to feel nauseous after finishing the first of the back-to-back shows.
“I started feeling pressure on my chest — but not like, ‘There’s an elephant on my chest’ — I just couldn’t catch my breath,” he continued. “Honestly, I was never really in pain.”
He said that because he is only 47 and because of the lack of pain, he couldn’t “piece together” that it was a heart attack, despite the heavy chest and the fact that his father died of a heart attack.
“I never in a million years thought it was heart attack,” he said.
He thanked the first responders who arrived after he and his team decided to call an ambulance: “They had to deal with a guy, who was, never mind the heart attack, deathly afraid of lifting his shirt up,” the “Chasing Amy” director joked.
He continued to share stories of his fear of having his groin shaved — which was necessary to check what was going on with his heart — and thanked Chris Pratt, who came under fire after tweeting that he was praying for Smith.
“Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, f—-ing put up a nice tweet, where he’s just like ‘Hey man, I don’t know you that much but I love ‘Clerks’ and I’m praying for you’ and and apparently people were like, ‘F— your prayers’ and attacked him and s—,” he said. “And then James Gunn had to jump into it and be like, ‘Ain’t nothing wrong with praying for a person, man.'”
“And number one, thanks to Chris Pratt, how sweet was that,” he continued. “Number two, please don’t fight over stuff like that. It’s a waste of time. Whether you’re religious or not, someone saying ‘I’ll pray for you,’ it’s good intentions.”
He updated his fans again Wednesday, tweeting that “The heart is feeling good!” and indicating that he has become a vegetarian.
Watch the full video below.