Ken Jeong jumps off stage mid-performance to help woman having seizure

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Jeong was on stage at the Stand Up Live Comediy Club in Phoenix on Saturday night when the trained physician and former star of ABC's "Dr. Ken" jumped from the stage to help a woman in the third row who needed medical aid.

She told USA Today, "It was such ideal timing: Ken just jumped from the stage to help".

Holmberg told USAToday that it was at first tough for Jeong to tell what was happening, because the stage lights were in his eyes. An audience member who happened to be an EMT reportedly also stayed with the woman until things were under control. The woman was taken to an area hospital and there was no immediate word on her identity or condition, reported Fox. Jeong appeared to think he was being heckled initially when the commotion started, then quickly responded when audience members let him know what was going on.

Jeong received his medical degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, though he soon began moonlighting as a comic. He leveraged his medical experience in a short performance in the film "Knocked Up" and in his own sitcom "Dr. Ken", which was canceled after two seasons previous year.

ET Online reports Jeong is now licensed as a physician and surgeon in California, although he longer practices medicine.

Jeong played a doctor on his series "Dr. Ken".