Muscle actor Van Damme dismisses heart attack reports
Action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme brushed aside reports Wednesday that he had suffered a heart attack on a movie set, saying he was "100 percent healthy."
"Please, do not believe all what you read from rumors on any unofficial JCVD sites," the Belgian-born actor said on his Facebook page.
"Jean-Claude Van Damme is 100 percent healthy, training well for taking the fight and sending his fans and friends much love."
A similar statement was posted on his official website.
Earlier, the entertainment website TwitchFilm.net reported that Van Damme suffered a minor heart attack on a set in New Orleans for the upcoming film "Weapon" and was taken briefly to a hospital.
The report said he flew back to Belgium with his wife, Gladys Portugues, for recuperation.
But the actor's "Muscles From Brussels" offered a different version: "He did not suffer from a heart attack on the set of Weapon as reported on some websites."
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