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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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CubanB    

Does that make the 70 year old guy gay now?

1489 days ago
17.

Texas Gal    

To #12....."The DEAD guy better be tested for aids." Geez, what an idiot!

1489 days ago
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Rachie    

Yay Michael! All that fantasizing about Brian Kinney finally paid off!

1489 days ago
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Monica    

TJ, I just got my CPR certification and we did need to know mouth to mouth. In my state, it is necessary.

Way to go Hal! I have been a major fan of his since "Talk Soup."

1489 days ago
20.

alyx    

Hal is a hero. It is amazing that he would do this for someone else. Very compassionate.

1489 days ago
21.

Emily    

Way to go Hal! You've always been a favorite and you've really done yourself proud.

1489 days ago
22.

Mike    

2 out of 200 was simply chosen because there were about 200 people around, and only 2 of them knew CPR. Simple as that.

1489 days ago
23.

My two cents ;)    

Now that is one celeb that I'd love to get CPR from...HOT GUY!

1489 days ago
24.

Janet    

CONGRATULATIONS HAL! I hope you're around if I ever needed CPR!

1489 days ago
25.

ray    

Hal, ahs a great career now, he's just not on TV. He's doing Radio. and just because a Guy plays a Gay Character on TV it doesn't make him Gay. News flash - HAL SPARKS IS NOT GAY!

1489 days ago
26.

Kelly    

Great job Hal! Not many would do that. I absolutely adore you!!

1489 days ago
27.

LaToya Jackson    

I love Hal .. I wish he would go out to me

1489 days ago
28.

philk0731    

zzziiiipppp...Hey, that's not my mouth!!!!

1489 days ago
29.

Greg    

New recommendations promote a compressions-only course of action. As far as administering CPR goes, it turns out that it's far more important to keep the blood flowing than it is to waste time trying to oxygenate the blood.

1489 days ago
30.

Lainie    

This man saves someones life and some of the posters find the need to criticize ...Aids, spelling, 2 out of 200 instead of 1 out of 100 and on and on...

..how about staying with the thought of someone stepping in and doing the right thing?

1489 days ago
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