Actor John Malkovich may have saved the life of an American tourist in Canada. Jim Walpole, 77, and his wife Marilyn of Defiance, Ohio were in Toronto when Mr. Walpole tripped and cut his throat on a piece of scaffolding:
Marilyn, who is a retired nurse, was concerned that her husband might have been cut on the carotid artery or the jugular vein and yelled for help.
Malkovich acted quickly and knew just what to do to stop the flow of blood until paramedics arrived, Walpole said.
Chris Mathias, a doorman from the King Edward Hotel, also sprinted to help the man when he fell on Thursday night. He said he found Walpole lying on his back in a pool of blood.
“I believe (Malkovich) was having a cigarette and witnessed the whole thing happening, he placed his hand and started applying pressure to the man’s neck didn’t let go until the ambulance arrived,” Mathias said. [...]
After his frightening experience, Walpole said he definitely plans on watching Malkovich’s movies.
“I never had the opportunity to see him and thank him after the incident. I asked him what his name was and he said it was John.”
(Photo: Victor Felder)