Alyssa Milano saved her uncle’s life with CPR after he reportedly suffered a heart attack at the wheel on the LA freeway.
The American actress, 48, leant over from her position in the passenger seat and hit the brakes with her hand as Mitch became seriously unwell while driving, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement sources told the publication that the incident happened on Tuesday while the pair were driving in a Ford Edge.
Family: Alyssa Milano saved her uncle’s life with CPR after he ‘suffered a heart attack’ at the wheel on the LA freeway
They claim that another vehicle hit theirs as Mitch fell unconscious after suffering what is thought to be a heart attack.
Alyssa then hit the brakes with the vehicle then coming to a stop after making contact with another car in the lane it had drifted into.
‘With the assistance of a good Samaritan, they were able to bring the Ford to a stop in between the #1 and #2 lane,’ ET reported, citing the California Highway Patrol.
Milano administered CPR on her uncle until first responders were on the scene, and took her uncle to a local hospital, where he was being treated in the wake of the incident.
Heroic: Milano, pictured in 2019 in LA, administered CPR on her uncle until first responders were on the scene, and took her uncle to a local hospital
Statement: Milano on Tuesday evening took to Twitter with a message urging her followers to look out to protect their loved ones
Reps for the actress, who’s been seen in recent years on shows such as Insatiable and Grey’s Anatomy, told TMZ she was thankful for the people who helped her uncle at the scene, as well as first responders and medical workers.
The actress was subsequently picked up by husband David Bugliari, according to the CHP.
Milano on Tuesday evening took to Twitter with a message urging her followers to look out to protect their loved ones.
‘It’s not hard to take care of each other, but it is important,’ she tweeted. ‘Get vaccinated. Wear masks. Lock up your guns. Learn CPR. Small, common-sense actions.’
She had not yet directly addressed the harrowing incident on social media Tuesday evening.
The incident comes after Rose McGowan continued her attacks on her former Charmed costar Alyssa with a fiery Instagram post on Thursday.
The 47-year-old actress and activist slammed Milano for dismissive comments she made about her in August of last year.
McGowan had previously accused her costar of being a ‘MeToo fraud,’ and she continued her assault on the Time’s Up organization in her latest post.
McGowan shared a clip from her Nightline appearance in January 2018 in which she lambasted Milano and appeared to accuse her of being complicit with abusers because of her connection to the talent agency Creative Artists Agency.
Milano’s husband Bugliari is a CAA agent, and McGowan claimed in her interview clip that the agency was ‘part of the pimp problem,’ after previously accusing the agency of enabling abusers in Hollywood.
‘Remember when Hollywood actresses & paid off activists wore stupid black dresses at the Oscars? That was sponsored by Times Up who were meant to help abuse victims?’ she wrote in her caption.
Drama: The incident comes after Rose McGowan (pictured) continued her attacks on her former Charmed costar Alyssa with a fiery Instagram post on Thursday
‘I told the world they are a lie 3+ years ago. I was mocked & harassed by so many who want to believe the illusion,’ she continued. ‘Wake up. Hard truths are inconvenient & uncomfortable. So what, suck it up. Milano, TimesUp, fake performatives and profiteers.’
She also referenced an August 2020 statement from Milano, calling it ‘gaslighting in full effect.’
‘She said of my truth telling, “Hurt people hurt people.” No, Alyssa, it’s lizard people like you, SDK Knickerbocker, Gov Cuomo, the Pres, Tina Chen [sic] who hurt people. Your time is up. Exit stage left.’
It’s unclear if the Grindhouse actress was calling Milano a ‘lizard’ person as a simple insult, or if she subscribes to the delusional conspiracy theory claiming that shape-shifting lizard people control society.
In her Instagram Stories, McGowan posted a screenshot of a private message with journalist Glenn Greenwald, in which he appeared to have sent her a tweet to a Washington Post article describing how members of the Times Up organization aided New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his attempts to discredit a woman accusing him of sexual harassment.
Another tweet Greenwald had forwarded to McGowan read: ‘Rose McGowan was right. She was ostracized for it, but she called this from day one.’
Bad blood: McGowan claimed that Milano ‘threw a fit’ on the set of Charmed and acted like a diva; publicity still from Charmed with Holly Marie Combs (L)