Movie hard man Jean-Claude Van Damme has hit back at claims he suffered a heart attack on the set of his new film Weapon by issuing a statement on his Facebook page. The Muscles from Brussels posted the denial this morning, reassuring followers that he is ‘100% healthy.’
We reported yesterday that the action movie legend had been hospitalized in New Orleans after suffering from a minor heart attack while filming but that he was set to return to filming.
But Jean-Claude Van Damme has denied suffering a minor heart attack on set by publishing this on his Facebook, ‘Hours ago, I read a rumor online about me suffering heart attack!! Please, do not believe all what you read from rumors on any unofficial JCVD sites. Jean-Claude Van Damme is 100% healthy, training well for taking the fight and sending his fans & friends much love. — JCVD.’
The fight he refers to will take place later this year against Somrak Khamsing, a Thai Boxing champion. Perhaps there is no truth in the reports of the heart attack or maybe JCVD is worried that his upcoming fight may be cancelled if it’s revealed he really has suffered some sort of heart trauma.
Shortly after arriving in the U.S. for three days of filming, shooting was put on hold due to complications, originally thought to be Van Damme’s heart attack. His wife and mother of two of his children, Gladys Portugues, joined him in New Orleans, according to reports.
Slated to be released next year, Weapon sees Van Damme play an assassin who is forced to work with a rival to bring down an evil drug cartel. Van Damme assures fans that he will still be making a return to the ring after a 27 year absence to fight Thai Boxer Somrak Khamsing later this year.
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