Kevin Smith Reflects on the Anniversary of His Heart Attack and Filming Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

February has been a big month of anniversaries for Kevin Smith. The director best known for helming Clerks and Mallrats took to social media earlier this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the film Cop Out and point out that it's also been a decade since his "too fat to fly incident." Yesterday marked another big anniversary for Smith. According to his latest tweet, it's been two years since the director's heart attack. Smith has changed his life a great deal since his near-death experience, including going vegan. However, that's not the last of his recent anniversaries. Yesterday also marked one year since Smith began filming Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. The film was released in theaters for two nights only back in October, and since then, Smith has been touring the country to screen the movie with Jason Mewes for the Reboot Roadshow.

"2 years ago from today, I almost died of a massive heart attack. 1 year ago today, we started shooting #JayAndSilentBobReboot. Tomorrow, we end the 65 city Reboot Roadshow Tour. Thank you to everyone who has been with this 49 yr old through it all, either in person or in spirit," Smith wrote.

You can check out the tweet below:

Many people commented on the post, including a couple of actors:

"In the immortal words of Daniel Dale Johnston, 'Keep punching Joe!,'" @choptopmoseley wrote.

"My friend I say this from the bottom of my heart; Oh, what a lovely tea party," @bader_diedrich added.

"Love you Kevin! thank you for fighting through, can't wait for all the magic to come x," @aparnabrielle replied.

"Art," @ArtDecider declared.

Smith also posted about the anniversary on Instagram:

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2 years ago from today, I almost died of a massive heart attack (photo on the left). 1 year ago from today, we started shooting @jayandsilentbob Reboot (second photo with @jaymewes and @stereoskateboards). And tomorrow, after stops in 65 cities, the #jayandsilentbobrebootroadshow Tour comes to an end (current photo, taken en route to #alabama earlier today)! Thank you to everyone who has been with this 49 year old through it all, either in person or in spirit! Thanks to everybody who helped make #jayandsilentbobreboot, as well as everyone who saw it! Thank you to @iamemilydawn for looking out for me at the Alex theater that night 2 years back when I was shooting the #silentbutdeadly stand up show. Thank you to @jordanmonsanto for calling the ambulance even when I kept insisting I was fine. And my biggest thanks go to #doctormarcladenheim (husband of @rikki_ladenheim_events) for saving my life. I would’ve missed so many wonderful moments and missed making more memories if you weren’t so good at your job! Thanks for being a better Doctor than I am a filmmaker! #KevinSmith #heartbroken #heart #stillalive #widowmaker #jayandsilentbob #jayandsilentbobreboot #jasonmewes #jasonlee

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Jay & Silent Bob Reboot sees the return of many "View Askewniverse" classics such as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Lee, Brian O'Halloran, Joey Lauren Adams, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, Justin Long, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, and more. There are also some exciting Smith movie first-timers showing up, including Chris Hemsworth, Val Kilmer, and Melissa Benoist.


Jay & Silent Bob Reboot is now available on digital, DVD, and Blu-ray.