Michael Clarke Duncan, the acclaimed actor who suffered a heart attack nearly three weeks ago, is still being kept under the watchful eye of doctors, according to his representative. Although Duncan has apparently made some progress since July 13, his condition is still severe enough to keep him hospitalized for a little while longer.
According to the Associated Press, Duncan’s publicist, Joy Fehily, stated that the 54-year-old thespian was “just moved from the intensive care unit, but remains hospitalized.” She added, “His family are firm believers in the power of prayer and have asked that you keep him in yours during this time.” Unfortunately, no other information was given as to his current condition.
Back in July, the star of “The Green Mile” and “Daredevil” experienced a sudden cardiac arrest, which nearly ended the actor’s life. Fortunately for Duncan, girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth was staying with him at the time, and administered CPR in order to keep her beau alive until paramedics arrived on the scene. In fact, Omarosa’s actions are believed to be what saved the man’s life.
Although Duncan has made progress as of late — recent reports indicated that the actor was beginning to breath above his respirator — apparently his condition hasn’t improved enough for Duncan to return home. However, the fact that he was recently moved from the intensive care is a very good sign that he’s on the mend.
While attempting to break into the business by taking roles in commercials, Michael Clarke Duncan served as a bodyguard for such celebrities as Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. However, following the murder of Notorious B.I.G. in 1997, Duncan decided to give up life as a bodyguard. The actor received his first major role in the summer blockbuster “Armageddon”. His friendship with star Bruce Willis ultimately helped him land a major part in “The Green Mile”, a turn which served as his breakthrough performance.