Director Kevin Smith Says Going Vegan Saved His Life

The star says he has his daughter to thank for his change in lifestyle
Harley Quinn and Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith with his daughter Harley Quinn (Photo: Instagram)

Writer, director, and comedian Kevin Smith has said that going vegan - thanks to his daughter Harley Quinn - 'saved his life'.

The star, who went plant-based to improve his health after a recent heart attack, took to Instagram this week to share a picture of himself and Harley and celebrate his change in lifestyle.

He wrote: "She's been my role model for my plant-based lifestyle. Had no idea that having a kid would indirectly save my life, but she did."

Harley's influence

This is not the first time Smith has thanked his daughter - a self-described 'friend to all animals' - for her influence on his lifestyle.

Smith took to Instagram in August to celebrate a 51-pound weight loss as a result of his change in diet.

In the caption, he wrote: "I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith - the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example."

Kevin Smith Before And After
Before and after photos Smith shared on Instagram (Photos: Instagram)

Survivor

In May, Smith told podcast hosts Jim Norton and Sam Roberts that the heart attack he had was caused by a 100 percent artery blockage.

He added that this type of attack - often called 'the widow maker' - has only a 20 percent survival rate.

Now, Smith reports not only weight loss, but that his blood pressure has been restored to healthy levels thanks to his change in diet.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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