Smith was scheduled to shoot and perform two stand-up specials in Glendale last night. After finishing the first show, he felt what he later described in a lengthy Instagram post as nausea, sweating, and a heavy chest. Thankfully, he decided to cancel the second show and go to the hospital, where doctors immediately performed a procedure to put in a stent and open the blockage.
In the post, Kevin reflected on his life, his father’s death (of a heart attack) and revealed a very insightful and humbling outlook on his time here so far. “The point of this post is to tell you that I faced my greatest fear tonight… and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be. I don’t want my life to end but if it ends, I can’t complain. It was such a gift.”