**WARNING: The social media post in this story contains language that some readers may find offensive
Filmmaker and comedian Kevin Smith is just seven pounds from the goal his doctor set following his near-fatal heart attack back in February.
His doctor told him to lose 50 pounds. He posted on Instagram that he is “down a total of 43 pounds!”
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Today, I am down a total of 43 pounds! Only 7 more pounds until I’ve shed the 50 my Doctor told me to lose following the heart attack! I wanna thank #pennjillette (the taller half of @pennandtellerlive) for his book #presto, @raycronise for the all-potato kick-start to my journey, and @weightwatchers for making it easy to lose some more while maintaining the weight loss! This #wwambassador is now at the absolute adult thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school! And while I may look a little better, I FEEL fucking fantastic! It’ll take a few weeks, but I’m ready to lose that final 7 pounds! And when I hit my goal, I’ll let you know where I started… #KevinSmith #weightwatchers #freestyleeffect #weightlossjourney (*People following the WW plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/week.)
He said he is now the “absolute adult thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school!”
“And while I may look a little better, I FEEL f——g fantastic!” he wrote in his post.
He said he hopes to lose the final seven pounds over the next few weeks.
How did he do it?
“I wanna thank Penn Jillette (the taller half of Penn and Teller) for his book “Presto,” Ray Cronise for the all-potato kick-start to my journey, and Weight Watchers for making it easy to lose some more while maintaining the weight loss,” he wrote.
Smith is a paid ambassador for Weight Watchers.
Back in February, Smith had a heart attack between two stand-up shows in Glendale, California.
The 47-year-old said doctors told him he had 100% brockage of his left anterior descending artery. That kind of blockage is known as the “widow maker” since it is usually fatal.
After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018