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Kevin Smith is known for making people laugh.

But the man behind such movies as Clerks and Mallrats recently went through an extremely serious situation.

As previously reported on The Hollywood Gossip, Smith suffered a massive heart attack shortly after completing a comedy show in Arizona on Sunday night.

The director/producer/writer shared the following selfie from his hospital bed on social media and explained what happened to his fans as follows:

Kevin Smith Heart Attack Post
Photo via Instagram

"I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack…

"The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as ‘the Widow-Maker’ because when it goes, you’re a goner)."

YIKES, right?

Two days after this near-death experience, Smith recorded a lengthy video of himself on Facebook in order to update his followers on his condition.

And, as you might expect, things got emotional.

Photo via Getty

"Hey, it’s me. I’m fine…kinda," Smith opened, attempting to joke around about what he’s been through and what he is still going through.

Smith then took folks through the full chain of events, from the moment he started feeling sick backstage ("I was honestly under the impression that I had gotten some f-cking bad milk") to struggling to catch his breath.

After realizing something was very much wrong, he got into an ambulance and sped away to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where the ER doctors immediately realized the star had suffered a serious heart attack.

These physicians had to go in through Smith’s groin to address the issue, which prompted Smith to joke again:

"My biggest fear in life: death—number one. Number two: people seeing my dick."

Soon enough, though, the joking came to an end.

Photo via Facebook

"It was kind of like reading your eulogy," he added, saying into the camera:

"I saw what life will be like when I die – kind of what the reaction would be if I died. It was very, very sweet."

Smith eventually got choked up and concluded:

"I just thought about everything and thought about my parents and how they raised me and my brother and my sister and my friends and my wife and my kid and this weird wonderful career that I’ve had for so long and stuff and I was like content."

"What a ride it’s been," he said. "What an incredible f-cking ride."

Watch the full video below: