Ken Jeong jumps off stage to help woman suffering seizure

Jeong, a licensed physician, was in the middle of a standup set.

He took an oath, after all. Actor and comedian Ken Jeong was performing standup Saturday night when he stopped his set and jumped off stage to assist a woman in the audience who has having a seizure.

Ken Jeong jumps from stage to give medical aid to audience member

At first, he thought it was a heckler. Jeong was performing at the Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Phoenix when a disturbance from a woman in the third row interrupted his set. When the lights came on, it became clear that it was actually a medical emergency -- the woman was having an apparent seizure.

As it happened, there was a doctor in the house. On stage, actually.

"He couldn't see what was going on with the lights. He thought he was being heckled," an audience member told USA Today. "He was playing with them from the stage for a second 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."

Jeong jumped off stage to provide aid, along with a medic who also happened to be in the audience. They stayed with her until she regained consciousness and paramedics arrived.

Then Ken got back on stage and resumed his set to a round of applause. The show must go on.

Jeong, best known for starring in Dr. Ken, Community and The Hangover, is a physician who made the leap to Hollywood when his acting career took off. Though still licensed in California, he no longer practices medicine.

Except, of course, when an audience member needs his help.

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