The action-movie legend was due to shoot scenes for new movie `Weapon` last week when he suffered the minor attack, leading him to need hospital treatment in New Orleans.
Production on the project was delayed as a result and Van Damme, who turned 50 on Monday (18.10.10), went home to his native Belgium to recuperate. He is expected to make a full recovery.
When contacted, Van Damme`s representative confirmed he was "OK".
It is not known when the star - known as the Muscles from Brussels - will return to work on Ernie Barbarash`s `Weapon`, which tells the tale of two rival assassins who form an "uneasy" bond to take down a drug gang.
Van Damme is well known for his action work, with famous movies including `A.W.O.L: Absent Without Leave` and `Kickboxer`.
He is due to film the fourth instalment in the `Universal Soldier` franchise in 2011.