Kevin Smith has shown off the huge weight loss he’s managed since his heart attack in February.
The director of movies like Clerks and Chasing Amy was snapped last night on the red carpet for the premiere of his actress daughter Harley Quinn’s new movie All These Small Moments.
Also pictured with his wife Jennifer, he wore his trademark hockey shirt and backwards baseball cap, but looked stunningly trim, having lost a massive 32lbs.
In a recent interview with the Today show in the US, he said the heart attack he suffered while filming a stand-up special two months ago, was ‘honestly, the best thing that ever happened to me’.
During the interview, he described himself as a ‘wake-and-baker’, someone who wakes up and immediately starts smoking marijuana.
However, since the heart attack, which affected the part of the heart referred to by cardiac doctors as the ‘widow maker’, he’s turned his life around.
“It didn’t feel like I was having a heart attack,” he added. “[I] didn’t recognize it was happening. But as they went inside me, opened up that vein, suddenly I breathed and felt a world better.
“And it made sense because none of the blood was going through there for who knows how long. So I wasn’t getting proper oxygen and stuff. So now I feel great, man, it was fantastic.”
Smith went on to say that he’s been inspired by a potato-based diet for his weight loss, that was detailed in magician Penn Jillette’s book Presto!
He’s also spoken about how he’s changed on his social media channels.
Same dude, different day. Pic on the left, is from nearly 10 years ago, at Zack & Miri premiere. Pic on the right is minutes ago. I was in Manhattan yesterday – a city that’s legendary for it’s amazing variety of food and eating options, where you could dine out here every night your entire life and never have to eat at the same restaurant twice. It’s a land of food glorious food… but I’m on a diet. So even though they served what looked like an amazing buttercream cake at the @amc_tv event I went to last night, I didn’t indulge. And next time I gotta stare down a meal the old me would’ve inhaled, I’ll look at these two images of me out on control and me under control. It’ll help keep the cake on the plate instead of in my maw. #KevinSmith #FitterButBitter #diet
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