Dr. Oz reportedly saved a man’s life at a New Jersey airport, at one point even using a defibrillator to bring the man back to reality. TMZ reports that the incident occurred Monday night at the Newark airport when an unidentified man collapsed face down in the baggage claim area. The television doctor and host of The Dr. Oz Show was nearby, and he jumped into action to help the man until paramedics could arrive.
What Mehmet Oz He told TMZ that he quickly began CPR when he noticed the victim had no pulse, was turning a horrible color, and was foaming at the mouth. Clearing the man’s airways with the help of a Port Authority police officer, Dr. Oz was given a defibrillator which he used to shock the man with the highest voltage possible. The jolt worked, restored the victim’s heartbeat and kept him stable until he could be transported to a local hospital.
A crowd of onlookers watched the whole situation unfold with Oz and the officer essentially bringing the victim back to life after he had gone flat. At the time of the incident, Dr. Oz had only identified himself as a doctor, and the officer assisting him had not realized that he was working with a celebrity to save the victim’s life. The victim, a 60-year-old man, is believed to have suffered a heart attack and is currently recovering in a New Jersey hospital while awaiting test results. Oz is also in contact with the man’s wife, who was traveling with him at the time of the incident, to keep informed of his condition.
Since then, Oz has addressed the incident on Twitter. As the doctor writes: “Last night a man collapsed near me and my family after we arrived at @EWRairport. I performed CPR with the help of a Newark Port Authority police officer and cleared the man’s airway. Fortunately, the airport had a defibrillator nearby that we were able to use to save his life. “
In a follow-up tweet, he added: “As a doctor and human being, it is our responsibility to intervene when there is a medical emergency. Another critical reminder of how important it is to take the time to learn CPR and use a defibrillator.”
After frequently appearing as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oz received his own series when The Dr. Oz Show launched in 2009. The show features segments in which Oz talks about health, wellness and medical information, sometimes delving into true crime stories and interviews with celebrity special guests. Still going strong, the show has garnered nine daytime Emmy Awards during its run. It was previously renewed through season 14, taking it through the 2022-23 season.
On his Twitter account, Dr. Oz also posted a link to an article on his website that details how to perform CPR on anyone else in a similar situation. The process doesn’t take long to learn and it could very well make a difference in saving someone’s life one day. You can read more in DoctorOz.com. This news comes to us from TMZ.