More details tell of how serious Yellow Wiggle Greg Page shock collapse really is.
"He stopped breathing"
Editor / January 19 2020
More details have emerged since the shock collapse of Yellow Wiggle Greg Page.
Page was performing live on stage at a Bushfire charity relief reunion show with the original Wiggles line up when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.
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Greg Page was performing on stage in front of hundreds of Wiggles fans at Castle Hill RSL in Sydney when he begun looking unwell and collapsing. Wiggles management have confirmed that Greg suffered a heart attack which then lead to cardiac arrest.
The Wiggles manager Paul Field said: “He was in such a serious way last night.”
“He needed CPR, we had two of our cast and crew working on him. They used a defibrillator on him three times. He was in a bad way.”
An off duty nurse Grace Jones has been praised for saving Greg's life.
“I saw him go down behind the stage,” Ms Jones said on Saturday. “I asked one of the security guards if they needed help, they said yes, so I went up and when I walked around the curtain he looked really unwell and he wasn’t breathing.”
“I don’t really think of myself as a hero,” Grace said.
“I’ve been trained to do that and I kind of flicked a switch. I went in and I just used all the knowledge that helped him, and saved him.”
Jones worked furiously on Page for 20 minutes, delivering three shocks with a defibrillator before paramedics arrived.
Fellow Wiggle Anything Field was very emotional when speaking to the media outside Westmead hospital on Saturday afternoon.
“He was gone. He came off stage and collapsed and there was no pulse, there was no breathing,” Anthony told 7News.
Greg had a procedure to insert a stent on Friday night after his shock collapse.
Thousands have sent Greg their well-wishes on social media.
"We are thinking of you so much, sending love and healing 🌼 Everyone adores you and wishes you a speedy recovery 🙏🏼 We love you and we will be performing tonight thinking of you and to help raise funds for victims of the tragic bushfires", posted Emma Watkins, better known as the yellow Wiggle.
"Get well Greg. ❤️ We will miss you tonight but will make sure we do you proud. 🎶", Simon Pryce, red wiggle posted.
Greg retired from performing back in 2006 when he was diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance, which causes fatigue and blackouts.
“I’ll miss being a part of The Wiggles very much, but it’s the right decision because it will allow me to focus on managing my health,” Greg said back in 2007.
Wishing Greg the speediest of recoveries, we love you Greg.
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.