Antonio Banderas, 56, suffered a minor heart attack on Jan. 26, but says he has fully recovered. The actor attended a film festival with girlfriend Nicole Kimpel Sunday.


“I suffered a heart attack on January 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage,” The Mask of Zorro actor told Spanish journalists. At the time, he merely referred to the incident as a heart episode, and was released from the hospital after a brief period of observation. “It hasn’t been as dramatic as some have written,” he assured.

The actor described feeling an “agonizing” chest pain following a work out in his Surrey home before being rushed to the hospital.

Banderas and Kimpel, a Dutch investment banker, attended a film festival in his hometown of Malaga, Spain, where he received a lifetime achievement award. He donned a bushy gray beard for the occasion.


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Banderas and Kimpel have been dating since late 2014. He was previously married twice, most recently to Melanie Griffith. They were together 19-years and split in early 2014. The pair share a daughter, Stella, who will be 20 this year.

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