Friday, June 21, 2024

Actress-Activist Alyssa Milano Takes the Wheel of Uncle’s Car After Heart Attack in Harrowing Story

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It’s hard to imagine a worse scenario– driving with someone who has a heart attack or stroke and loses control of the car.

That’s what happened yesterday to actress-activist Alyssa Milano in Los Angeles. Her Uncle Mitch became ill and Milano managed to steer the car to safety. It must have been incredibly frightening.

Now she says in a series of Tweets that Uncle Mitch’s recovery is uncertain.

In a press release the police saidMilano’s uncle was driving a Ford SUV when he drifted into another lane, hit another vehicle and “started to have an unknown medical issue (possible heart attack),” the report said. “With the assistance of a Good Samaritan, they were able to bring the Ford to a stop in between the #1 and #2 lane,” the press release added.

Milano wrote:

“Yesterday, my family suffered a terrifying and traumatic event. I was a passenger in a car my Uncle Mitch was driving when he suffered a serious heart attack, resulting in a car crash. I am grateful to the people who stopped to help us.

I’ll never be able to thank them enough for the care and attention they, along with the first responders, doctors, nurses, and staff at UCLA Medical Center paid to him and to me.

Uncle Mitch is such an important part of our family. He’s with us every day, spending time with my children and present in every meaningful part of our lives. He’s still in the hospital, and we are unsure if he will recover

I hope that you—and especially you in the media—will afford him and my family the kindness of privacy as we move through this incredibly painful time.

Please, take this as your inspiration to get CPR certified. You don’t know when you’ll be called upon to save a life. The American Red Cross and many hospitals and other organizations offer regular classes. It’s such a small effort and can have a huge impact.”

So send prayers and good thoughts to Uncle Mitch and the whole family!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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