Marc Lamont Hill is warning his followers of the dangers that can arise when neglecting your health.
The Black News Channel’s Black News Tonight host took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal the health scare he recently experienced after suffering a mild heart attack.
“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,” Lamont shared in a lengthy caption showing a photo of him lying in a hospital bed. “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.”
Hill revealed how life-threatening the heart attack was for him.
“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,” he continued. “The doctors accurately assessed my condition and removed the clots.”
The 42-year-old award-winning journalist also warned people and especially Black men, to remember the importance of getting frequent check-ups and doctor’s visits.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Hill also shut down claims that his heart attack was caused by him receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m seeing videos and tweets from anti-vaxxers saying that I developed blood clots from the vaccine. This is ridiculous and completely baseless,” Hill tweeted. “For some, it is a cynical and dishonest claim. For others, it’s a lack of understanding of how medicine and science work.
I’m seeing videos and tweets from anti-vaxers saying that I developed blood clots from the vaccine. This is ridiculous and completely baseless. For some, it is a cynical and dishonest claim. For others, it’s a lack of understanding of how medicine and science work.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) September 30, 2021