Marc Lamont Hill is grateful to be alive after a surgery for his ruptured Achilles resulted in him suffering a mild heart attack.

The author/activist/TV personality underwent a successful surgery on Friday (September 24), but the following day he suffered a mild heart attack.

Turns out he had deep vein thrombosis and it caused a pulmonary embolism.

The blood clots almost completely blocked his lungs, which prevented blood flow to his heart.

Read Marc’s full update below:

I am home and recovering after a rough week. After my successful Achilles surgery on Friday, I was rushed to the ER on Saturday after suffering a mild heart attack.

Turns out that I had DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which caused a pulmonary embolism. Blood clots nearly completely blocked my lungs, preventing blood flow to my heart.

The doctors told me that I was VERY lucky not to have died. Fortunately, I received EXCELLENT medical care from the team at Temple University Hospital.

The doctors accurately assessed my condition and removed the clots.

My body is worn out and sore but I couldn’t feel more grateful to be alive and on the path to full recovery.

Please listen to your bodies. If something feels off, GO TO THE DOCTOR. Don’t worry about seeming like a pain or a hypochondriac. JUST GO.

Thanks to everyone who helped, or offered to help, during this terrifying time. I’m blessed with amazing friends, wonderful family, and plenty of unmerited grace and mercy.

See his original post below.

I am so grateful the Lord covered Marc.

He has been through so much in the past year.

It was just nine months ago that his sister passed a day after he buried his father.

Please keep Marc Lamont Hill uplifted in prayer for total healing and a speedy recovery.

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