Michael Clarke Duncan has left intensive care after a heart attack but has remained in the hospital. The 54-year-old actor who is best known for playing miraculous healer John Coffey in the hit movie The Green Mile suffered myocardial infarction last 13th July.

His rep Joy Fehily said in a statement to People Magazine, “His family are firm believers in the power of prayer and have asked that you keep him in yours during this time".

TMZ had earlier reported that Michael’s girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth performed ‘heroic CPR and re-started’ the actor’s heart at his home in LA before he was rushed to hospital.

The former Apprentice contestant who has been referring to Duncan as ‘my hubby’ and ‘my love’ wrote on her Twitter, ‘Everyday GOD continues to smile upon my luv Michael Clarke Duncan on this arduous road to recovery. God is with us every step of the way!!'

Duncan, who is a former bodyguard to Will Smith and Jamie Foxx, has starred in the Fox series The Finder, Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King, Daredevil, and has lent his voice to the Green Lantern movie.