Bill Handel

Bill Handel

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Even American Gladiators Have Heart Attacks

You might not know the name Dan Clark, but if you watched TV in the mid-80s, you definitely know who 'Nitro' is!

Dan lives a healthy life, so one day in December 2015, while he was at the gym for his regular workout, he found himself short of breath with a few more pains than normal.  But he pushed through.

That was a mistake.

When his left arm started shaking he says, 'I realized this was a heart attack."

A friend got him to an urgent care clinic that confirmed that he was having a heart attack.  Clinic workers put him on a gurney and got him to the hospital.

He told the San Jose Mercury News:

"Suddenly, you're that guy everyone is looking at, on the gurney, with an IV in your arm and an oxygen mask over your face. I remember they kept talking about nitro in the ambulance.  I thought they were talking about my Nitro character until I realized they were talking about giving me nitroglycerin."

He underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot in one of his arteries.

Today, with his new book, F*ck Dying: How Cheating Death Kicked My Ass into Loving, Learning and Living My Best Life, he's working to let everyone else know that CAN happen to you, no matter how healthy you are.  And, he says it also taught him how to really life his life to the fullest.

Dan "Nitro" Clark joined Wayne in studio this morning, listen to the interview!

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter Project. 

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