cleaned himself up for the Cannes Film Festival — ditching a scruffy beard while showing off his recovery from a January heart attack!
The ex-husband of Melanie Griffith
was moving on with his life, accompanied by his young love Nicole Kimpel and lining up plenty of new acting roles at the movie industry gathering! The National ENQUIRER
revealed in March 2017 that the "Zorro" star had suffered a second secret heart attack
horror — and had rushed to a secret clinic in Switzerland in a bid to save his life!
The star flew into Geneva on a private jet with Nicole Kempel — using a false identity to register at the exclusive Nescens Clinique 18 miles away in Genolier. The super-exclusive facility provides expert plastic surgery procedures, as well as cutting-edge stem-cell replacement therapy not available in the United States.
“Antonio doesn’t want to frighten anyone, so he’s downplaying his health problems,” spilled a source — but he looked dashing and ready for a leading man role in Cannes. Insiders tell The ENQUIRER that's partly because Antonio was finally inspired to give up cigarettes!
“If there is something good that came from all of this,” confirmed Antonio (here with Nicole and her twin sister), “it is that I suddenly stopped smoking, without needing pills or anything like that. It’s over!
Antonio's busy schedule — with roles in six upcoming films already lined up — could also mean that he's putting his plans for a fashion career on the back burner. The ENQUIRER revealed in Sept. 2015 that the dashing actor had signed on to classes at the Central Saint Martins School in London, with an eye toward reviving men in capes. "It's actually easier than a coat," he said. "You just walk into a place and just — BOOM! — throw it off!"