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Ken Jeong halts comedy routine, jumps from stage to give audience member medical care

Monday - 07/05/2018 06:56
Ken Jeong, star of ABC’s 'Dr. Ken,' tackles several medical questions on the mind of USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY
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Page Ken Jeong and he comes to the rescue. Even if the physician-turned-comedian is in the middle of his comedy routine.

That happened at the Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Phoenix on Saturday night during Jeong's routine. The trained physician and former star of ABC's Dr. Ken jumped from the stage to help a woman in the third row who required medical assistance.

The comedian's publicist Michelle Margolis confirmed Jeong's aid at the club, as first reported by TMZ. 

Jeong, 48, was admirable in his actions, says Heather Holmberg, a Phoenix resident who was in the audience.

"It’s a wonderful story. It was such perfect timing: Ken just jumped from the stage to help," says Holmberg, noting that the woman appeared to be having a seizure. An EMT in the audience also provided quick assistance.

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