Fans of Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob and Dogma will be delighted to see the director of those movies, Kevin Smith, is back on the mend after his recent health scare. 

The director and actor had a massive heart attack just a few weeks ago, but has appeared on his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, to let fans know that he is well on his way to feeling a whole lot better. He discussed his new diet, which is inspired by Penn Jillette’s book, Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear. 

It involves eating just potatoes for several weeks, before adding salad and and vegetables to the mix. He said: "It’s a pretty intense program, but it’s been interesting. And of course necessary for my health and stuff. But once I get to a decent place, then I can think about eating again."

"I’ll never eat the way I used to. The way I used to eat wasn’t f--king horrible. It was in my childhood that’s what my doctor said"

It's a far cry from his sincere Facebook three weeks ago, which detailed the life changing incident. It read: "I was trying to do a killer stand-up special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack."

"The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as “the Widow-Maker” because when it goes, you’re a goner). If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight. For now, I’m still above ground!"

An interesting caveat is that Smith's newfound diet means that he has technically now become a vegan, a fact that hasn't escaped his daughter Harley Quinn, who also prescribes to that dietary choice. He noted this on his podcast, stating: "My kid is thrilled because she’s a vegan, 'She’s like, 'Welcome home brother'... This doesn’t come from a personal philosophy, this comes from an 'I have to.' I don’t know if I call myself a vegan, maybe a non-animal eater. The program is so far manageable."

He was again in good spirits on Wednesday last, posting a picture of himself in a custom-made jersey which was given to him by the writing staff of Super Girl to commemorate his recent health battles.

He wrote: "My new jersey commemorating my life & death battle with arch nemesis, The Widow-Maker! This open-heart crest, drawn by @supergirlcw storyboard artist @jeremysimser, was a gift from sweet storyteller @etcarrasco and the @supergirlwriters in the show’s writing room."