Antonio Banderas shares how much Melanie Griffith led to his heart attack

The actor had a health crisis in 2017 which led to a major life change.

In 2017, Antonio Banderas underwent a heart attack which, according to him, has changed his life by fixing it on a new course personally and in his career. In a new interview, the 63 -year -old star thought about the habits which, according to him, led to his medical emergency in the first place, including the way he responded to a painful break. Banderas explained how he thinks of his longtime divorce partner Melanie Griffith had an impact on his health, leading to the heart attack.

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Banderas and Griffith made the knot in 1996 and married for almost 20 years when their divorce was made in the final in 2015. As indicated by People , when they separated, The actors declared in a joint declaration "We decided in a thoughtful and consensual way to finalize our almost 20 years of marriage in a loving and friendly way in honor and to respect us, our family and our friends and the good weather that we have spent together."

Banderas said he had thrown himself into his work after the split, what he believes leads to his heart attack .

"I was getting out of my divorce and I was confused," Banderas told Fox News Digital in an interview published on November 16. "It was just doing a lot. I protect myself and I find a sanctuary at work. By making films one behind the other. It was crazy." Banderas was in six films released in 2017. The man of 63 years old continued, "and, therefore, when I stopped, and I got out of this adrenaline horse, it was when my heart said:" Pow, the stop ". It's not the way. So do what you want to do. "

Banderas knew what to do then. "What I wanted to do was return to the beginning. Reset. My reset took me to my hometown," he said. "I bought a theater, what I have now, and I have fun. The success is just to do what you want to do as you want to do. And that's exactly what I'm doing right now In my life. And I feel very healthy. "

Antonio Banderas at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022
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Banderas has the Teatro del Soho Caixabank in its hometown of Málaga, Spain, and runs the Teatro theater company del Soho. But he did not give up playing in movies. His recent films include Indiana Jones and the Destiny Dial And Puss in boot: the last wish . AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

Despite what he experienced, the actor said that the heart attack was one of the The best things happened to him . "It just gave me a prospect of who I was, and it did important things [going to] the surface," he told NPR in 2019. "When I say that can people can Just think I'm crazy, but it's one of the best things that ever happened in my life. "

Banderas spoke of the severity of his heart attack a few months after his presence in 2017. USA today , He told Spanish journalists that "it didn't matter and had caused no damage". But, he also shared this He had to undergo surgery Have three stents placed in your arteries. He said that "it was not as dramatic as some wrote it".

As for the Banderas relationship with Griffith today, They are always close friends . In 2018, he said People , "Even if we are divorced, she is my family and I will like her until the day of my death. We were in contact all these years and we managed to make a very elegant separation."

Banderas and Griffith welcomed a child when they were together, Stella Banderas . Griffith also has two children, Alexander Bauer And Dakota Johnson , previous relationships. Banderas added his tight and Griffith relationship, "our children appreciate this and that's very important for both of us. Our children are the number one priority."

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