Andre Gower, best known for his role in “The Monster Squad,” suffered a massive heart attack recently but he’s recovering and doing well now…
Andre Gower — best known for his role in the iconic 1980s horror film “The Monster Squad” — is recovering after suffering a massive heart attack.
Gower revealed the news on Instagram from his hospital bed while also adding that he was playing tennis at the time he started to feel something was wrong before eventually being rushed for help at a local hospital.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Gower defer some of the costs associated with a heart attack and the subsequent treatment needed to get him back to full health.
“During an ordinary round of tennis with a friend on Saturday, July 3, Andre suffered a massive heart attack caused by a blood clot, landing multiple days in intensive care. He was saved with mere minutes to spare. According to his friend Mike, he initially felt slightly dizzy and nauseated. He laid down on the ground, thinking he was merely dehydrated, or that his blood sugar was low. Low blood sugar had happened before. There was no chest pain. No grabbing of the arm. No elephant on the chest. No dramatic collapse. But a healthy, fit, very active Andre was having a massive, 100% right-coronary artery (RCA) blockage – a heart attack that did not start with a bang, but within minutes and inches almost ended his life from a blood clot acting like a bullet.”
According to the Go Fund Me set up for Gower, he may require another surgery after doctors discovered 50 percent blockage in his LAD, which is commonly known as the “widowmaker.”
As a result, Gower’s friends and family have set up the Go Fund Me to help him out in his time of need as he continues to rest and recover from the heart attack.
Gower, who played “The Monster Squad” leader Sean in the film, also recently helped produce a documentary on the movie called “Wolfman’s Got Nards” that’s currently available on demand.