Supernatural star Mark Sheppard had a close call with death as he suffered a series of massive heart attacks.
The 59-year-old British actor – who is best known for portraying the King of Hell, Crowley, on Supernatural and lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot – collapsed at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
According to the reports, Sheppard was in the kitchen when he suffered his first heart attack – the so-called widowmaker.
In the following hours, the actor suffered five more heart attacks and had to be resuscitated on four occasions.
After the serious health scare, Sheppard spoke out and credited his wife for saving his life by calling for help immediately. He also said he was “humbled” by the scary experience.
“You’re not going to believe this! Was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I collapsed in my kitchen,” the actor shared with his 1.7 million fans on Instagram as he posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed.
“Six massive heart attacks later, and being brought back from dead four times I apparently had a 100 percent blockage in my LAD. The Widowmaker.
“If not for my wife, the @losangelesfiredepartment at Mullholland and the incredible staff @providencecalifornia St Joseph’s – I wouldn’t be writing this.”
Concluding his post, the actor added: “My chances of survival were virtually nil. I feel great. Humbled once more. Home tomorrow! #spnfamily.”
After the news of Sheppard’s near-death experience had spread, his Supernatural co-star Misha Collins broke silence with a funny message.
“Mark! You don’t need to do the most and biggest every time! Six heart attacks? Two or three would have been impressive enough. You’ve impressed us, okay,” he wrote.
“Now stop with this heal up and get back on the road with us. Love you, pal.”
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