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'Queer as Folk' Star -- Lifesaving Maneuvers at LAX

8/5/2010 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Hal Sparks -- who starred on "Queer As Folk" -- may have literally breathed life back into a complete stranger last night ... by performing CPR on a man who collapsed at LAX airport.

According to a person on scene, a man between the age of 60 and 70 toppled over in the Delta terminal at around 11 PM last night.

We're told Hal rushed to the man's aid and began performing mouth-to-mouth, while a woman performed chest compressions. Medical aid showed up shortly after and the man was taken away.

Hal Tweeted after the incident, saying, "Just did CPR for the 3rd time in my life. What a night ... When they took him away he was breathing on his own ... Hope he makes it."

Hal later added, "Everybody NEEDS to take a CPR class. Out of 200 people only 2 of us new [sic] CPR ... okay enough preaching ... I need a nap."


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Great job Hal!

1539 days ago


Kudos to him.

He should have tweeted 1 in 100 knows CPR. Kind of weird to pick 2 in 200.

1539 days ago


Way to go Hal! You have always been a favorite and you've gone and proven yourself a hero as well! :)

1539 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

#3 needs CPR to save his apparent dead lovelife.

Bravo to Hal.

1539 days ago


Hal later added, "Everybody NEEDS to take a CPR class. Out of 200 people only 2 of us new CPR ... okay enough preaching ... I need a nap." I love this , So does My boyfriend .he is almost 11year older than me .i met him via seekwealthy.c om a nice place for seeking age le ss love.which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opportunities for you to meet the attractive young girls and treat you like a king. Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends.. Just love it

1539 days ago


What a huffer!

1539 days ago


Southern Boy Does Good!

1539 days ago

RJ Hunt    

Way to go Hal...and he's right more people should know CPR...maybe we can get that # up to 3 in 300 or better yet 4 in 400...

1539 days ago


Hal Sparks was such a nice guy when I met him. Way to go!

1539 days ago


He obviously hasn't heard about the new CPR guidelines... mouth-to-mouth is no longer necessary.

1539 days ago


the dead guy better be tested for aids

1539 days ago

RJ Hunt    

Hay #6 they have a name for girls like you, it's called being a whore...

1539 days ago

your own luck    

knew CPR not "new CPR".

1539 days ago


Now if he can only find a way to breathe life back into his career.

1539 days ago


@#11, TJ: The fact that mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing may not be necessary JUST came out on July 28, 2010... its not like its a widely known fact.... give the guy a break because he didn't stop and check the internet for the proper procedure. He didn't think twice and administered the procedure the way he was taught which I think is just great. All too often people just stand around and do nothing....

The study says chest compressions alone may be just as good, perhaps because rescuers continue pumping the victim's heart rather than stopping to give mouth-to-mouth breaths and can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine. You should always first call 9-1-1.

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