The Muscles from Brussels was briefly side swiped by a minor heart attack on a New Orleans film set Tuesday.
Jean-Claude Van Damme was in the midst of filming "Weapon" when he reportedly collapsed, just one day after he turned 50.The martial arts star was briefly admitted to a local hospital before being sent home to Belgium to fully recover
According to England's The Sun, Van Damme's wife, Gladys Portugues, joined him in New Orleans following the incident.The shoot, which had reportedly been in production in Romania before moving to Louisiana for three days of shooting, had reportedly been put on hold.Van Damme plays an assassin who must join forces with one of his rivals in order to take down the head of a drug cartel.
The actor rose to fame in the '80s as the star of martial arts action adventures such as "Bloodsport" and "Kickboxer." In the '90s, he was reportedly addicted to cocaine and, in 1997, his third wife charged him with spousal abuse and drug addiction.
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