Fully vaccinated former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill was hospitalized after he suffered a heart attack and pulmonary embolism.
The 42-year-old is known as an outspoken, anti-Trump leftist. In 2020, Lamont-Hill accused Trump supporters of being racists.
In 2018, Hill was fired from his job at CNN for making anti-semitic remarks:
Following the hospitalization, Hill provided an update to his supporters on social media.
“After my successful Achilles surgery on Friday,” Lamont-Hill wrote, “I was rushed to the ER on Saturday after suffering a mild heart attack.”
“Turns out that I had DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which caused a pulmonary embolism. Blood clots nearly completely blocked my lungs, preventing blood flow to my heart.”
“The doctors told me that I was VERY lucky not to have died. Fortunately, I received EXCELLENT medical care from the team at Temple University Hospital,” he continued.
“The doctors accurately assessed my condition and removed the clots. My body is worn out and sore but I couldn’t feel more grateful to be alive and on the path to full recovery,” Lamont-Hill concluded.
Last week, Lamont-Hill hosted a segment on BET where a pulmonary specialist and Nation of Islam representative debated the importance of getting the COVID vaccine. The Nation of Islam representative argued that Americans should be free to do the research and make their own choices about which type of preventative or alternative COVID treatments they take, and should not be forced to take a vaccination that pharmaceutical companies are pushing.
Lamont-Hill asked the pulmonologist if natural immunity provides better protection than the COVID vaccination. Dr. Jamie Rutland admitted that natural immunity is proving to be just as effective as the COVID-19 vaccination and that he doesn’t encourage patients that have had the virus to get the vaccination.