TMZ: Dr Oz Saves a Man's Life at Newark Airport after He Collapsed Face down at Baggage Claim

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 03, 2021
08:40 A.M.

Renowned medical expert Dr. Mehmet Oz saved a 60-year-old man's life at the Newark airport after he collapsed at the baggage claim. The famous doctor sprung into action with the help of the port authorities.


Dr. Mehmet Oz recently got into action and proved that he is more than a famous television doctor. According to TMZ, the medical expert rescued a man from the clutches of death at the Newark Airport yesterday.

It happened that the man, a 60-year-old, had collapsed face down at the baggage claim, suspected to have suffered a heart attack. The man reportedly had no pulse.

Mehmet Oz at the 7th Annual Order Of The Golden Sphinx Gala at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel on April 15, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Mehmet Oz at the 7th Annual Order Of The Golden Sphinx Gala at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel on April 15, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


On seeing him, Oz sprung into action and began performing CPR. The star doctor cleared the patient's airways and used a defibrillator to bring him back to life. "The Dr. Oz Show" host credited the port authorities for helping out.

The 60-year-old noted that the authorities assisted with the CPR while he cleared the man's airway. The patient has since been taken to a hospital in New Jersey and is recovering. No public update about his condition has been given.


However, sources claim that Oz is in touch with the man's wife, who was also at the airport during the incident. The "Surgeon Oz" star's gestures were commended as he didn't tell the officers at the port who he was.

In April, Oz was on the receiving end of backlash when he advised kids to return to school amid the pandemic.


Instead, he just focused on helping the man while the crowd watched. In September, Oz made headlines when he revealed his mother, Suna Oz, tested positive for COVID-19 amid her battle with Alzheimer's. He announced the news, saying:

"The news rocked us, my whole family. And now, what's even harder, is not being able to run to her side. My story is your story. We all have older loved ones with health problems..."


The medical expert expressed his disappointment at not being able to be by her side in Turkey, where she resides. However, he found comfort in that she didn't exhibit any severe symptoms of the virus.

He assured the public that his mother was taking her prescribed drugs and quarantined with three nurses monitoring her vitals while in constant touch with him via FaceTime and video calls.


The television personality has been open about the COVID-19 virus, giving daily updates and tips about the pandemic on his show. In April, Oz was on the receiving end of backlash when he advised kids to return to school amid the pandemic.

He mentioned that school closures only reduce the virus' mortality rate by "two or three percent." Hence there would be no problem with kids resuming. However, after an outpour of outrage by fans, Oz released an apology.


In an Instagram video, he redacted the statement. He admitted he "misspoke" while assuring his fans that he would keep working with other medical personnel to find solutions to the havoc wreaked by the virus.

Amid the pandemic, Oz and his wife Lisa quarantined in their New Jersey mansion. The exquisite property, which boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a basketball court, and an indoor movie theater, took two years to build.

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