Tournament director: Clint Eastwood ‘saved my life’

The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter

Actor Clint Eastwood saved the day at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour event when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking.  The 83-year-old Eastwood performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved John’s life, reports the Associated Press.

“I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn’t work,” John said Friday. “I was looking at him and couldn’t breathe. He recognized it immediately and saved my life.”

 “I can’t believe I’m 202 pounds and he threw me up in the air three times,” John said.

Eastwood is the chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of the PGA Tour event.

“I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes,” Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone. “It looked bad.”

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