During a stand-up performance, physician-turned comedian Ken Jeong jumped off the stage mid-show and put his medical training to use.
Jeong, who was the former star of ABC’s Dr. Ken, was at the Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Phoenix on Saturday night, May 5, when an audience member suddenly suffered a seizure during his segment.
The comedian first thought the audience was heckling him when they asked him to come down for help but after clarifying that it was a real emergency, he immediately jumped off the stage and provided his assistance. He then stayed with the woman until she recovered and was taken away by paramedics, reported ABC News.
He then returned back on stage to resume his routine.
Audience member Heather Holmberg said what Jeong did was admirable.
“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,” Holmberg told the news station.
“And it was like, ‘No, no, no. We need you!’ He realized there was an issue, and he came over. It was a moment where time stands still. Someone was having a crisis. There was a hush over the room.
“And he was brilliant. He’s a very funny man but you were able to see a side of him that’s very compassionate. You don’t often see that in comedians.”