These life savers aren't doing this for the cameras or the paparazzi. These celebs are just doing what many people would already do in these dicey sorts of situations. In many of these instances, other people should have come to the aide of the victims, but they stayed away. Is there something to a celebrity's personality which makes them want to be a first-responder?
Either way, we are very thankful for the heroic deeds that these famous people have done. Celebrities account for a minority of heroes, but the few lives that these people have saved are worth more than any celeb's net worth. Life is important, and these celebs recognize that. Many of us could take a few life saving lessons from these stars.
Just another very important way that human lives are touched by the power of celebrity.
While making Vice, the biopic about Vice President Dick Cheney, director Adam McKay suffered a heart attack. He credits actor Christian Bale - who plays Cheney - for inadvertently saving his life. While researching the role, Bale looked into the various signs of a heart attack. Many, including McKay, associate heart attacks with tingling in the left arm, but there are other signs of a heart attack to look out for. Bale asked McKay how he wanted him to play a particular heart attack of Cheney's, and the discussion ended up saving McKay's life. He recounted the event to Deadline, saying:
Sure enough, we finish the movie and I call my trainer. I say, we got to get on it, man. I’m too heavy. Our third workout, I get tingly hands and my stomach starts going queasy. I always thought when you get a heart attack, it’s pain in the chest or the arm. But then I remembered. When we shot one of the heart attack scenes, Christian Bale asked me, "How do you want me to do it," and I go, "What do you mean? It’s a heart attack. Your arm hurts, right?" He says, "No, no. One of the more common ways is that you get really queasy and your stomach hurts." I said, "Really? I’d never heard that before." And right in that moment [when McKay doubled over] I went, "Oh s*it," and I ran upstairs and downed a bunch of baby aspirin, and I called my wife who immediately called 911. Got to the hospital really fast, and the doctor said, because you did that, no damage was done, your heart is still really strong. That’s because I remembered Christian Bale telling me that.
Birthplace: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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While better known for his acting and comedy, Ken Jeong is actually a licensed medical doctor. During a standup routine on May 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, an audience member had a seizure. Once Jeong realized the woman was suffering a medical emergency, he left the stage to assist her. Working with an emergency medical technician, he helped keep the woman medically stable and stayed by her side until she recovered.
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America
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At a PGA Tour party in 2014, Clint Eastwood noticed another guest choking on a piece of cheese. The actor acted quickly and performed the Heimlich maneuver, saving the man's life.
Birthplace: California, United States of America
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