Sunday 30 April 2017

Antonio Banderas recovers after January heart attack

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the honorary Gold Biznaga award during the 20th Malaga Film Festival at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the honorary Gold Biznaga award during the 20th Malaga Film Festival at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas and his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel pose after their arrival at the closing ceremony of the 20th Festival de Malaga Cine Espanol (Malaga Spanish Film Festival) outside the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga, southern Spain, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

By Lucy Mapstone

The Puss In Boots actor has spoken about his recent health scare.

Film star Antonio Banderas has revealed he suffered a heart attack in January but that he has now recovered.

The 56-year-old Spanish actor appeared at a film festival in his home town of Malaga where he told local press of his recent health scare, according to the Associated Press.

He said: “I suffered a heart attack on January 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage.”

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

The Mask Of Zorro actor said he underwent a procedure and had three stents implanted into his arteries.

He said: “It hasn’t been as dramatic as some have written.”

In January, Banderas was rushed to a hospital in Surrey, where he lives, but a few days later revealed he was doing well with a social media post, in which he appeared with girlfriend Nicole Kimpel.

A spokeswoman for Banderas said earlier this week that he was in “perfectly good health” after undergoing medical examinations in a Swiss clinic.

Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas and his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel pose after their arrival at the closing ceremony of the 20th Festival de Malaga Cine Espanol (Malaga Spanish Film Festival) outside the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga, southern Spain, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas and his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel pose after their arrival at the closing ceremony of the 20th Festival de Malaga Cine Espanol (Malaga Spanish Film Festival) outside the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga, southern Spain, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Banderas was accompanied by Kimpel as he picked up a lifetime achievement award for his career as an actor, director and producer at the film festival on Saturday evening.

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas attends the 20th Malaga Film Festival closing ceremony at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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