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Original Wiggle discharged from hospital after cardiac arrest

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<p>Greg Page, one of the founding members of The Wiggles, has been discharged from hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at the weekend.</p>

Greg Page, one of the founding members of The Wiggles, has been discharged from hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at the weekend.

The original Yellow Wiggle suffered the medical emergency on January 18 off stage at the end of a bushfire relief performance at Castle Hill RSL in Sydney's Hills District.

Grace Jones, a young nurse who was watching the performance, stepped forward when she saw Page collapse.

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"I didn't go to the concert expecting to do that so it all feels a bit surreal. I do stuff like that every day at work that I have never had to do it without equipment," Ms Jones said.

Paramedics said Ms Jones used a defibrillator to help resuscitate Page and performed CPR in a matter of moments. Page was then taken to Westmead Hospital.

The 48-year-old was released from hospital today to recover at home, The Wiggles said in a statement.

Medical crew speak on Greg Page's cardiac arrest

"Your thoughts and prayers for Greg have meant the world to him and his family," the statement said.

"But moving forward, they ask for some privacy so Greg can focus on his recovery. Out of respect for Greg and his wishes, we won't be sharing any more updates."

Page left the children's band in 2006 due to poor health and returned for a second stint in 2012.

In 2006 he revealed he was suffering from orthostatic intolerance, which caused problems with the function of his heart when standing.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/the-wiggles-yellow-wiggle-greg-page-discharged-from-hospital-after-cardiac-arrest/e0661f39-630c-4e07-b891-73de808073c3

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