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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.

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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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1.

Dan    

Great job Hal!

1355 days ago
2.

Adam    

Kudos to him.

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

1355 days ago
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Emily    

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

1355 days ago
4.

Bubbles The Chimp    

#3 needs CPR to save his apparent dead lovelife.

Bravo to Hal.

1355 days ago
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tortgol    

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

1355 days ago
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awards    

What a huffer!

1355 days ago
7.

jinn    

Southern Boy Does Good!

1355 days ago
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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...

1355 days ago
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Julierose    

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

1355 days ago
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TJ    

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

1355 days ago
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electriczipper    

the dead guy better be tested for aids

1355 days ago
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RJ Hunt    

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

1355 days ago
13.

your own luck    

knew CPR not "new CPR".

1355 days ago
14.

LongJohn69    

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

1355 days ago
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annerox    

@#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.

1355 days ago
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