Celebrity saviors: Hoffman and Kunis to the rescue
Hoffman and Kunis rescue victims
Imagine having your life saved by a celebrity. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Better than not having to have your life saved at all.
Well, a pair of celebrities, in separate incidents, have done just that, in far off London and nearby L.A.
On April 27, a man jogging in London’s Hyde Park had the misfortune to have a heart attack and collapse. He had the wherewithal, however, to do it with a celebrity nearby – none other than Dustin Hoffman.
Sam Dempster said Tuesday that the actor waited with him until paramedics arrived.
By merely waiting, however, Hoffman provided a valuable life-saving service, celebrity-style.
One of the paramedics on the scene said Hoffman described seeing Dempster collapse and froth at the mouth.
“It is essential to get a history of what has happened, and he witnessed the jogger go down. He was the main witness and saw him stagger and go down,” the paramedic said.
“He stayed on the scene for the whole duration of the resuscitation which was about 15 minutes. He was very concerned.”
Hoffmann told the paramedic “Great job, guys” after they had resuscitated Dempster.
Actress Mila Kunis is our other celeb hero. A man who works in her L.A. home had a seizure over the weekend, sources tell TMZ.
He was reportedly choking, coughing up blood and vomiting, and had bitten through his tongue.
Kunis rushed to him, turned his head to the side so he wouldn’t choke, while someone else put a wallet in his mouth, to keep him from swallowing his tongue. Kunis reportedly offered to ride in the ambulance with the man, but was told it wasn’t necessary.
The man is said to have made a full recovery. Dempster, meanwhile, is calling Hoffman “my newfound favorite celebrity” on his recovery blog.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.