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Kevin Smith inspired by heart attack

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Kevin Smith's new TV show was inspired by his near-fatal heart attack.

The 'Clerks' director was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery in February after falling ill while filming a comedy special in California and he admitted his brush with death made him press forward with his idea for 'Hollyweed', when he previously would have just shelved the project.

He admitted: "'Hollyweed' was a plate that I started spinning two-and-a-half years ago, and I honestly thought, 'Oh that's it, I'll never touch it again.'

"Now we're getting to kinda go back to it, and it's exciting. It happened at a time, right after I had the heart attack. So that kinda fuelled it for me.

Since his heart attack, the 47-year-old star has lost a staggering 43lbs but he admitted he had always accepted he would just be a "fat" adult until his health scare.

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