‘Supernatural’ actor Mark Sheppard says he had ‘six massive heart attacks’


Actor Mark Sheppard collapsed in his kitchen on Friday and suffered a cardiac emergency, he said in a Saturday post on Instagram.

The “Supernatural” actor, who portrayed the character Crowley in dozens of episodes, said his chances of survival were “pretty much zero.”

“Six massive heart attacks later and being brought back from the dead 4 times apparently I had a 100% blockage in my LAD,” Sheppard wrote in the caption alongside a photo of himself in a hospital bed.

Sheppard thanked his wife, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the staff of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The Los Angeles Fire Department commented that they were glad to hear Sheppard was doing better.

“They went above and beyond,” Sheppard replied to the fire department. “Brought me back 3 times and delivered me safely to St. Joseph’s. Hit 100% occlusion in the widow maker.”

ONE widowmaker heart attack happens when there’s a blockage, also known as an occlusion, in the heart’s largest artery, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The blockage prevents blood from moving through your left anterior descending (LAD) artery.

“Immediate treatment is critical to a chance of survival,” according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Actor Misha Collins – who portrayed Castiel in “Supernatural” – wished Sheppard a speedy recovery.

“Mark! You don’t have to do the biggest and biggest every time! 6 heart attacks? 2 or 3 would have been impressive enough,” Collins wrote. “You’ve impressed us, okay. Now stop this healing and get back on the road with us. Love you, buddy.”

Just weeks ago, Sheppard wrote on Instagram that he had lost almost 40 pounds.

“Never felt better,” he wrote. “New Era.”




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