Supernatural star Mark Sheppard smiles bravely as he walks out of the hospital still connected to drainage tubes after suffering SIX heart attacks in scary near-death experience
- The 59-year-old actor smiled and gave hugs as he left the hospital
- Sheppard was revived four times after suffering six heart attacks
- He was seen wearing postoperative drains, which allow fluids to drain out
Supernatural star Mark Sheppard left a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, just days after nearly dying from six “major” heart attacks.
The 59-year-old British actor handed out hugs to healthcare workers just six days after being revived four times following heart attacks.
Sheppard was wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt and matching pants and appeared to have postoperative drainage tubes connected, allowing fluid to flow out and prevent infection.
The actor said he had a 'widowmaker': the deadliest type of cardiac arrest that occurs when the largest coronary artery, the LAD, becomes blocked.
He credited his wife Sarah Louise Fudge with saving his life and said he felt “humbled” by the near-death experience.
Mark Sheppard smiled Thursday as he left a Los Angeles hospital after suffering six “major” heart attacks
The 59-year-old British actor hugged healthcare providers as he left hospital after being resuscitated four times following his heart attacks
Sheppard wore a gray long-sleeved shirt and matching pants as he left the hospital six days after his heart attack
It appeared that the Supernatural star had postoperative drains connected, allowing the fluid to flow out
Sheppard posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed in Providence St. Joseph, California, looking disheveled with several heart monitoring devices on his chest.
“You're not going to believe this!” the father of three told his 1.7 million Instagram followers on Saturday.
'I was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I collapsed in my kitchen.
“Six major heart attacks later, and when I was raised from the dead four times, I apparently had a 100 percent blockage in my LAD. The Widowmaker.
'Without my wife, the @losangelesfiredepartment in Mullholland and the wonderful staff @providencecalifornia St Joseph's – I wouldn't be writing this.
'My chances of survival were virtually nil. I feel amazing. Humiliated once again. Home tomorrow! #spnfamily.'
The LAD is the largest coronary artery, carrying nearly 50 percent of the blood to the heart, according to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Sheppard posted a selfie on Saturday as he lay in a hospital bed with several heart monitoring devices attached to his chest as he shared the news of his near-death experience
The 59-year-old British actor credited his wife Sarah Louise Fudge (pictured) with saving his life and said he felt 'humbled' by the near-death experience
Sheppard's co-star Misha Collins, 49, called his miraculous resurrection “impressive” and sent the London-born actor his love on Instagram.
'Mark! You don't have to do the most and the biggest every time!' Collins said.
'Six heart attacks? Two or three would have been impressive enough. You impressed us, okay.
“Now stop this healing and get back on the road with us. I love you, buddy.”