OG Yellow Wiggle Greg Page Has Been Discharged From Hospital After Cardiac Arrest
The original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, has been discharged from hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during a bushfire relief concert.
He and the OG Wiggles came together to raise money for the bushfire appeal, however Greg collapsed towards the end of the gig.
The Wiggles have released a statement on social media, saying: "Thank you all for your questions and concerns about Greg. We are happy to let you know that he has been discharged from hospital today and will now begin a journey of rest and recovery at home.
"Your thoughts and prayers for Greg have meant the world to him and his family, but moving forward, they ask for some privacy so Greg can focus on his recovery. Out of respect for Greg and his wishes, we won't be sharing any more updates."
Greg can credit his initial survival to an off-duty nurse who was in the crowd at Castle Hill RSL on Friday. Grace Jones told a security guard that she could give him some medical assistance and was subsequently allowed backstage.
Staff had already started doing CPR on the Yellow Wiggle, but once Grace arrived, she was able to help out.
The nurse, who works at Royal North Shore Hospital, told reporters: "I've been trained to do that and I kind of flicked a switch. I went in and I just used all the knowledge that helped him, and saved him.
"I didn't go to the concert expecting to do that so it all feels a bit surreal. I do stuff like that every day at work - I have never had to do it without equipment."
She asked for a defibrillator and was able to shock his heart back into a normal rhythm.
Grace sayid she worked on Greg for a whopping 20 minutes before paramedics eventually arrived and took Greg to hospital.
Intensive care paramedic Brian Parsell has praised Ms Jones for her quick thinking.
"We found Greg was unconscious at that point but he had cardiac output, his heart was actually beating," Mr Parsell said.
"It's only through the efforts of the bystanders before we arrived that he's alive today... it was actually an extraordinary story of survival.
"It is a reason why he is here today. The hero of the story here today is Grace who was brave enough to step forward.
"We are good paramedics and we do a great job, but it helps when there are people there doing what needs to be done before we arrive."
The Wiggles posted a photo of Greg in hospital following the terrifying health scare. He gave everyone a thumbs up, indicating that he's okay and now recovering.
The official Facebook page for the group said that he's been overwhelmed with all the messages of support and love and hopefully he'll be back to full health in no time.
Featured Image Credit: The Wiggles/Twitter