Clint Eastwood has played the hero on the big screen before, but who would have thought he would one day become a real life hero?
That’s what happened when he saved a man’s life using the Heimlich maneuver when the gentleman began choking on his food. The incident took place on Wednesday night during a pre-PGA tour event in California.
The man choking was tournament director Steve John. According to Metro, he described the incident stating that he was unable to breathe after trying to swallow a cheese appetizer.
Clint Eastwood is a real life hero (Andres Otero/WENN)
“I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers,” Steve explained. “[I] threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn’t work. I was looking at [Eastwood] and couldn’t breathe. He recognized it immediately and saved my life.”
Clint Eastwood also reportedly spoke about the incident to Carmel Pine Cone. Apparently, it was Clint’s first time even using the Heimlich maneuver.
“I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes… It looked bad,” he explained. “I gave him three big jolts and that got it out. Then I made him drink a big glass of water with a bunch of lemon squeezed in it.”
Thank goodness that Clint Eastwood is in great shape for his age, as he is 83-years-old.