'That Weed Saved Your Life': Kevin Smith Talks About His Heart Attack

Kevin Smith is an extremely talented storyteller (check out his "An Evening With Kevin Smith" DVD if you need proof), so kudos to Stephen Colbert for staying out of his way as he brings his inimitable style to a story that's very close to his heart. As you've probably heard, Smith had a massive heart attack between tapings for an upcoming comedy special, the prophetically-titled 'Silent But Deadly'. He goes through the whole story in the clip above, and it's a must-watch. 

Of course, Kevin Smith being Kevin Smith, weed factors into the story. At one point, he asks his doctor about his marijuana habit:

"Did I have a heart attack because of the weed? Cuz I smoked a joint just before the show." And he goes, "No, in fact, quite the opposite. That weed saved your life."

'Silent But Deadly' premieres May 11, 2018 on Showtime at 9pm. 


Where to have sex, it's a question a lot of us don't really need to worry about. But for some of us, the lucky some, it's a question that has very real implications. Every decision leads to a variety of forks in the road that will lead us to very different consequences.

Can we see some ID please?

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.