- Comedian-actor Ken Jeong reportedly saved a woman who was having a seizure during his performance
- Jeong received his medical degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Physician-turned-comedian Ken Jeong reportedly saved a woman who was having a seizure during his performance at a Stand-up comedy bar.
According to TMZ, Jeong was performing Saturday at a Stand Up Live in Phoenix, Arizona when a woman in the third row suffered a seizure near the beginning of his set.
Although Jeong first thought the commotion was due to heckling from the crowd, he soon realized that it was a real emergency and so he jumped off the stage to help her.
“He couldn’t see what was going on with the lights. He thought he was being heckled. He was playing with them from the stage for a second,” audience member Heather Holmberg told USA Today.
“It was a moment where time stands still. Someone was having a crisis. There was a hush over the room.”
Jeong assisted the woman until she recovered and until an ambulance arrived. Then he returned to the stage and finished his routine.
Jeong received his medical degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He does not practice medicine anymore but is still licensed in California, though his certification expires in July, according to state records.