Actor Stephen Baldwin came to the rescue of a young woman having a seizure in the middle of New York City’s Peninsula Hotel.
Baldwin was having a meeting with his publicist, Brad Taylor, in the hotel bar Thursday night when the seizure began.
“All of a sudden every head turned because there was this loud bang,” Baldwin told the New York Daily News. “It was this girl, fallen on the floor.”
Baldwin described the seizure as “pretty violent” as the girl was moaning and foaming at the mouth. The actor grew up with family members who had frequent seizures so he was able to recognize the symptoms. When no one else in the bar tried to help, Baldwin flew to the woman’s rescue.
“I held her hand and said a few prayers,” Baldwin told the Daily News. “I wanted to make sure the young lady was okay and her breathing wasn’t restricted.”
The seizure lasted three minutes and when it subsided, the woman was confused and began to cry, according to the Daily News. Baldwin, who described the scene to the woman’s mother over the phone, never learned her identity.
“It was kind of sweet and innocent and informal and weird at the same time,” he told the Daily News. “When it was over, I never got her name and they never asked for mine. I’m just glad she was okay.”