Hacks Season 3 on Pause After Jean Smart Undergoes Successful Heart Procedure

Hacks star Jean Smart revealed Feb. 23 that she recently underwent a successful heart procedure. Find out how she's recovering and what it means for the third season of the HBO Max comedy.

By Daniel Trainor Feb 23, 2023 9:15 PMTags
Watch: Hacks Star Jean Smart Recovering From Heart Procedure

Jean Smart is opening up about a recent health scare. 

"February is American Heart Month—a time when the nation spotlights heart health," the Hacks star wrote on Instagram Feb. 23, "so it feels important to share with all of you that I am recovering from a recent, successful heart procedure."

While the Emmy winner didn't share further details about the procedure, she noted that her journey should act as a cautionary tale for others.

"I am fortunate to have excellent professional care and support from family and friends while I continue to recuperate," the 71-year-old continued. "Please listen to your body and talk to your doctor—I'm very glad I did!"

The actress, who plays stand-up comedian Deborah Vance on the HBO Max comedy, was showered in support from some of her cast mates. Johnny Sibilly, who plays Wilson, commented, "We love you," alongside a red heart emoji.

Kaitlin Olson, who plays Deborah's daughter DJ, left four heart emojis on Jean's post while Mark Indelicato, who plays Deborah's assistant Damien, left a single white heart.

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As for what this means for the third season of Hacks—which is currently in production—Deadline reports filming has been halted, with plans to resume in mid-March.

Recently, Jean teased that season three will be bringing big things—quite literally—Deborah's way.

"We're having a blast," Jean told The Rundown's Erin Lim Rhodes at the Babylon premiere Dec. 15. "I had to learn how to drive a bulldozer the other day."

Additionally, Jean hinted at a "possible new love interest" in season three when she chatted with E! News at the Jan. 10 Golden Globes.

The first two seasons of Hacks are available on HBO Max.

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