EntertainmentThe actor survives six heart attacks. Mark Sheppard shares his experience

The actor survives six heart attacks. Mark Sheppard shares his experience

Mark Sheppard made a name for himself with the viewers in "Supernatural".
Mark Sheppard made a name for himself with the viewers in "Supernatural".
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10:23 AM EST, December 4, 2023

Mark Sheppard, an actor recognized for his role in the TV series "Supernatural", recently shared a photograph from the hospital. "You won't believe what happened," he wrote, revealing that he had survived six severe heart attacks.

Sheppard, known for his portrayal of the shapeshifting King of Hell, Crowley in "Supernatural," has a significant fan base. Fans might remember him making his appearance in the series from the fifth to ninth seasons, with a leading role in seasons 10 to 12. After 2017, his involvement in notable pop culture productions has been somewhat uneventful. His most recent portrayals include roles in "Doom Patrol", and "Walker: Independence". His last movie role was in "Sons of Liberty" produced in 2013.

Despite his professional ups and downs, Sheppard maintains a strong presence on social media with over a million followers. He recently revealed that he had an unexpected hospital visit on Sunday, December 3rd.

The actor shared that he was on his way to a meeting when he suddenly passed out in his kitchen. "Six severe heart attacks and four resurrections, apparently caused by a clot in the LAD (anterior interventricular branch of the left coronary artery)," he revealed in his post. He also expressed gratitude towards his wife, medical responders, and hospital staff; stating that without them, he would not be alive.

"My chances of survival were slim. Now, I feel good," he added.

Co-actor, Misha Collins, reacted to the post humorously, "Mark! You don't always have to be the best. Six heart attacks? Two or three would have been impressive enough. Stop showing off, get better, and return to us. Love you, man."

The type of heart attack Sheppard experienced is often called a "widowmaker" by Americans. Contrary to the term, it affects both men and women. The prime risk factors include age (it affects men post 45 years and women post 50), familial medical history, unhealthy diet, smoking, and physical inactivity, along with health issues such as obesity, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol levels.

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