Actor and comedian Ken Jeong came to the rescue for an audience member during his Saturday night comedy show in Pheonix, Arizona. The doctor-turned-actor was able to rely on his real-life medical skills when a woman in the third row suffered a seizure while he was performing.
Jeong, who has often played a doctor on TV, originally thought the commotion was the crowd heckling him. When he realized there was an actual emergency, he jumped off the stage and went to the woman's aid.
Audience member Heather Holmberg shared her first-hand account from the night sharing, “He couldn’t see what was going on with the lights. He was playing with them from the stage for a second, and it was like, ‘No, no, no. We need you!’ He realized there was an issue, and he came over. It was a moment where time stands still. Someone was having a crisis. There was a hush over the room.”
According to TMZ, Jeong stayed by the woman's side and assisted her until she was taken to the hospital by ambulance. After the crowd gave him a round of applause, he got back on the stage and finished the show.
While acting and stand-up comedy is his full-time job now, Jeong is still currently a licensed physician. The 48-year-old comedian earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
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