Renowned actor/director Clint Eastwood performed the Heimlich maneuver on AT&T golf tournament director Steve John on Wednesday night, saving his life, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
“A piece of cheese went in my mouth, and suddenly I couldn’t breathe,” John told the Pine Cone. “It was as bad as it could have been. But Clint came up behind me and he knew exactly what to do. He did the Heimlich maneuver and he lifted me right off the ground.”
Eastwood, the former mayor of Carmel and a part owner of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, had only practiced the Heimlich in the past.
“I gave him three good jolts, and that got it out,” said Eastwood. “The look on Steve’s face was different than when somebody is just coughing or joking around. I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their very eyes. It looked bad.” […]
“Clint saved my life,” John said. “He’s strong. The cheese popped out, and I was fine.”