Jean-Claude Van Damme Suffers Minor Heart Attack


Oct. 20 2010, Published 8:05 a.m. ET

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Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme suffered a minor heart attack while shooting his latest film on Tuesday, just one day after his 50th birthday, has learned.

The Belgian-born star - nicknamed the "Muscles from Brussels" for his amazing physqiue - experienced a seizure in Louisiana on the set of the movie Weapon, according to

He was then rushed to a hospital in New Orleans. Doctors later gave him the OK to travel back home to Belgium, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

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A rep for Van Damme did not confirm the heart attack, but a spokesman told MTV: "He is OK."

Van Damne has starred in dozens of films, including Blood Sport, Universial Soldier, and Double Impact.


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