Off Duty Nurse Praised For Helping Yellow Wiggle Greg Page After He Suffered A Cardiac Arrest On Stage
Fans were shocked when Greg Page, one of the original Wiggles, collapsed on stage during a bushfire relief concert.
Just before the group were about to finish their performance with their well-known song 'Hot Potato', the former Yellow Wiggle dropped to the floor and had to be taken off stage.
Red Wiggle Murray Cook told everyone who had packed into Castle Hill RSL: "Guys, I think we're going to end it there.
"Greg's not feeling real well. I think he's going to be okay but he's not feeling real well so I don't think we can go on with another song."
Little did everyone know that Greg had just gone into cardiac arrest and was in desperate need of medical attention.
Thankfully for him, an off-duty nurse was in the crowd and rushed to help.
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.
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