OG Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is recovering in hospital after a terrifying health scare on Friday night.
As the ABC reports, Page collapsed as he walked offstage before the encore, and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
OG Red Wiggle Murray Cook then came back out to tell the confused crowd: “Greg’s not feeling real well. I think he’s going to be OK. He’s not feeling real well. He’s going to be alright. We’ve got some medical attention.”
The Wiggles later took to social media to confirm exactly what had gone down:
As has been reported, our friend Greg Page suffered a cardiac arrest at the end of the bushfire relief performance and was taken to hospital. He has had a procedure and is now recovering in hospital. We appreciate your kind messages and concern.
— The Wiggles (@TheWiggles) January 17, 2020
The group has since hit the socials again with a further update on Greg’s condition, relaying a message from him thanking fans for their love and support and confirming that he wanted the second show to roll on without him:
We’ve visited Greg this morning & he wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. He’s so grateful for the messages of love & support from around the world. Greg’s main concern was that the show tonight should go on. Let’s do it for Greg whilst raising much needed funds pic.twitter.com/8CBT7P8roA
— The Wiggles (@TheWiggles) January 18, 2020
Emma Wiggle, Simon Wiggle and several others stepped in to fill Greg’s shoes at the second benefit show on Saturday night as he continues to recover in hospital.
Among those who’ve sent in messages of support to the bedridden national treasure include NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner and all-around Aussie hero Shane Fitzsimmons, who wished Greg a speedy recovery, adding that his kids grew up with The Wiggles:
Thoughts, prayers & best wishes with wonderful Yellow Wiggle Greg Page following his heart attack last night during the Wiggles bushfire relief concert. Like so many, we had every VHS tape & knew every song thanks to our girls growing up with Greg, Murray, Jeff & Anthony. #NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/fGdN6sFEQA
— Shane Fitzsimmons (@RFSCommissioner) January 18, 2020
Meanwhile, an off-duty nurse as been hailed a hero, after reportedly swinging into action to help save the former Yellow Wiggle’s life after he went into cardiac arrest at the show.
As Pedestrian reports, Grace Jones was in the crowd on Friday night when Page collapsed, and raced backstage to help out until paramedics got to the scene.
Appearing on Weekend Sunrise alongside ambulance officer Brian Parsell and Red Wiggle Murray Cook, the woman who’s now being affectionately dubbed “Amazing Grace” recounted the dramatic events:
“After he collapsed on stage I asked if he need help,” she said. “They said yes so I went up and he didn’t look very well at all. They were already doing CPR, which was really good, someone gave me the defibrillator, and I put it on him, then you just go through the sequence.”
Parsell — who FYI performed 26 minutes of CPR on Greg while he was in the ambulance — added that Grace “nailed it” and that her actions are likely what saved the OG Wiggle’s life.
While Murray updated Weekend Sunrise fans on Greg’s current condition, saying that he is “really obviously much better” and happily cracking jokes from his hospital bed.
Get well soon, Greg!