Hollywood actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is OK after suffering a minor heart attack while filming his new film "Weapon" in New Orleans.
The film was in production in Romania before moving to New Orleans for three days of shooting. Van Damme suffered a minor heart attack before he even began filming in Louisiana, putting the entire shoot on hold.
The famous action star, who turned 50 on Monday, was briefly admitted to a hospital in New Orleans and has since returned home to Belgium to fully recover, according to MTV.com.
Van Damme's wife and mother of two of his children, Gladys Portugues, joined him in New Orleans following the event, according to reports. He was admitted to hospital in New Orleans briefly before being released and has returned to Belgium.
In Weapon, Van Damme plays an assassin forced to work with a rival to bring down a drug cartel. The film is tentatively slated to be released in 2011, Daily Mail says.