Michael Clarke Duncan Still on Respirator Following Heart Attack


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Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor best known for his performances in "The Green Mile", "Daredevil", and "Sin City", is still recovering from the heart attack he suffered last week, according to US Weekly. The actor, 54, has been on a respirator since last Friday, though doctors are now stating he is able to breathe "above" the device, which, apparently, is a very good sign. Still, Duncan will remain on the respirator until he can breathe on his own.

Doctors have also stated that Duncan's heart is in relatively good shape, and is currently sporting a "very strong heartbeat". This, of course, is insanely good news for fans of the actor, who is currently has a handful of motion pictures in the works. I've always been a fan of Michael Clarke Duncan, and I'm anxious for the big guy to get a clean bill of health.

Of course, the actor's life may have been cut short if not for the quick thinking of Duncan's girlfriend, "Apprentice" alumni Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. After going into cardiac arrest, Omarosa performed CPR on her beau, which ultimately saved his life. Had it not been for her quick thinking and expertise, Duncan may not have made it to the hospital alive.

The "Green Mile" actor is expected to make a full recovery.