Antonio Banderas Says He ‘Suffered A Heart Attack’ But Is Recovering

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Antonio Banderas told fans he “suffered a heart attack,” but it wasn’t that serious and has recovered.

On Saturday, the 56-year-old actor–best known for his role in “Desperado”–spoke at the 20th Malaga Film festival in southern Spain and explained that he suffered a cardiac arrest in January, according to Fox News(RELATED: ’50 Shades of Grey’ casts Dakota Johnson, Charlie Hunnam [SLIDESHOW])

MALAGA, SPAIN - MARCH 25: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the honorary Gold Biznaga award during the 20th Malaga Film Festival at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

MALAGA, SPAIN – MARCH 25: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the honorary Gold Biznaga award during the 20th Malaga Film Festival at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

“I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage,” Banderas told Spanish media at the event where he received the Gold Biznaga award. The honor was to recognize his lifetime of work as an actor, director and producer.

During the press event, he explained that he had surgery to place three stents in his arteries after the attack. Adding, “it hasn’t been as dramatic as some have written.” Banderas’ visit to a Swiss clinic had led to rumors that the actor’s health was not good.

The Spanish actor has been the voice of the animated cat in “Shrek” and “Puss-n-Boots,” along with other action packed films such as “The Mask of Zorro” and “Once upon a time in Mexico.”

 

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