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UPDATED: John Carpenter Suffers Seizure During Convention

John Carpenter Suffers Seizure During ConventionDisturbing news coming out of Florida’s Spooky Empire show concerning one of our genre’s most beloved filmmakers, John Carpenter.

Carpenter suffered a seizure around 4:00 PM (ET) Saturday, October 9th, while taking a break from signing autographs. An ambulance was alerted, and Carpenter was taken away. Sources on the scene say the seizure was minor and John is not in serious condition.

In fact, believe it or not, according to the show’s promoter Carpenter is expected to return to Orlando’s Spooky Empire on Sunday to continue to meet and sign for his fans. The man is tough as nails, I tell ya! Tough as nails! We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation, and should there be any other developments, we’ll let you know ASAP!

UPDATE: We recently heard from John’s wife, who told us the following: He did not have a seizure in Orlando. He went there in spite of suffering from the flu. Was exhausted. The combination of the two caused a sudden blood pressure drop which caused him to pass out.

Good news indeed, but even so let’s continue sending John all our good vibes and maybe even a couple of prayers for a speedy recovery!

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  • perihelion

    This piece of news was far scarier than his films!!! (don’t get me wrong, I love his films). I don’t think John will be reading this but… Get well soon buddy, we love you man!!!

  • DavidFullam

    I love you John, get well soon.

  • LeBay

    Get well, John! I almost had a stroke myself when I read that headline. “Not my favorite horror director!” You’re right though, he’s tough as nails. “Chew some bubblegum and kick some ass” brother!

  • LifeMi

    Hope everything is okay.

  • nonserviam03

    the fact that his first thought is to go right back to signing autographs at the Con is BADASS. That really says something for what kind of person he is.

  • Vanvance1

    I hope Carpenter is okay. Hollywood desperately needs him to make some new films they can remake in 10 years. As it is they’re eating up his back catalog fairly quickly.

    P.S. Of course no one has had the balls to tackle ‘Darkstar’. I hope it stays that way.