'Supernatural' star Mark Sheppard suffers six 'massive' heart attacks

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By Nasima Khatun

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Mark Sheppard, best known for his role in the TV series Supernatural, has revealed that he has suffered six "massive" heart attacks.

The 59-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday (December 2) to reveal that he had to be resuscitated four times after collapsing in his kitchen.

"You’re not going to believe this! Was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I collapsed in my kitchen," he wrote in the caption alongside a selfie of himself in a hospital bed. "Six massive heart attacks later, and being brought back from dead 4 times I apparently had a 100% blockage in my LAD. The Widowmaker."

The LAD is the largest coronary artery in the structure of the heart, according to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It also helps to carry almost 50% of the blood carried by the coronary circulation so any blockages can cause a serious disruption in the body's blood flow.

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Actor Mark Sheppard suffered six heart attacks. Credit: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/Getty

The actor then credited his wife for aiding him.

"If not for my wife, the @losangelesfiredepartment at Mulholland, and the incredible staff @providencecalifornia St Joseph’s - I wouldn’t be writing this. My chances of survival were virtually nil. I feel great. Humbled once more. Home tomorrow," he concluded.

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Since it was published, the post has received over 266,000 likes as well as hundreds of comments from people wishing the star well.

"The angels had their eye on you, I can’t believe this happened," wrote one user. "You’re one in a million (which we knew but FFS you didn’t have to prove it) So much love to you & Sarah & your whole family."

"Jesus Christ.. oh man Sheppard, that’s way too close man. Praying you get well soon and back on your feet. Take care of yourself, brother," added another.

Misha Collins, a friend of Sheppard's also commented with a light-hearted joke: "Mark! You don't need to do the most and biggest every time! 6 heart attacks? 2 or 3 would have been impressive enough. You've impressed us, okay. Now stop with this heal up and get back on the road with us. Love you, pal."

Kim Rhodes, best known for her role in the Disney show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody also added: "Mark. Just…. Mark. For you, I would have gone full Orpheus because no. You may NOT, sir. Thank you for staying."

And John Barrowman also left a kind note for his friend, writing: "Mark, WTF…if there is anything you need or I can do just let me know. I am just a small journey away. Please do all they tell you to make yourself heal and get well. You are a lovely soul and a lovely man. I am sending you lots of love..."

Matt Bomer also left a comment stating that he was sending the star lots of love.

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Mark Sheppard is set to return home after receiving treatment at a medical facility. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

Sheppard will be heading home to continue his recovery and we wish him and his family all the best during his recovery.

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

'Supernatural' star Mark Sheppard suffers six 'massive' heart attacks

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By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Mark Sheppard, best known for his role in the TV series Supernatural, has revealed that he has suffered six "massive" heart attacks.

The 59-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday (December 2) to reveal that he had to be resuscitated four times after collapsing in his kitchen.

"You’re not going to believe this! Was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I collapsed in my kitchen," he wrote in the caption alongside a selfie of himself in a hospital bed. "Six massive heart attacks later, and being brought back from dead 4 times I apparently had a 100% blockage in my LAD. The Widowmaker."

The LAD is the largest coronary artery in the structure of the heart, according to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It also helps to carry almost 50% of the blood carried by the coronary circulation so any blockages can cause a serious disruption in the body's blood flow.

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Actor Mark Sheppard suffered six heart attacks. Credit: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/Getty

The actor then credited his wife for aiding him.

"If not for my wife, the @losangelesfiredepartment at Mulholland, and the incredible staff @providencecalifornia St Joseph’s - I wouldn’t be writing this. My chances of survival were virtually nil. I feel great. Humbled once more. Home tomorrow," he concluded.

Take a look at the post below:

Since it was published, the post has received over 266,000 likes as well as hundreds of comments from people wishing the star well.

"The angels had their eye on you, I can’t believe this happened," wrote one user. "You’re one in a million (which we knew but FFS you didn’t have to prove it) So much love to you & Sarah & your whole family."

"Jesus Christ.. oh man Sheppard, that’s way too close man. Praying you get well soon and back on your feet. Take care of yourself, brother," added another.

Misha Collins, a friend of Sheppard's also commented with a light-hearted joke: "Mark! You don't need to do the most and biggest every time! 6 heart attacks? 2 or 3 would have been impressive enough. You've impressed us, okay. Now stop with this heal up and get back on the road with us. Love you, pal."

Kim Rhodes, best known for her role in the Disney show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody also added: "Mark. Just…. Mark. For you, I would have gone full Orpheus because no. You may NOT, sir. Thank you for staying."

And John Barrowman also left a kind note for his friend, writing: "Mark, WTF…if there is anything you need or I can do just let me know. I am just a small journey away. Please do all they tell you to make yourself heal and get well. You are a lovely soul and a lovely man. I am sending you lots of love..."

Matt Bomer also left a comment stating that he was sending the star lots of love.

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Mark Sheppard is set to return home after receiving treatment at a medical facility. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

Sheppard will be heading home to continue his recovery and we wish him and his family all the best during his recovery.

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty