'Eternally Grateful': Yellow Wiggle Greg Page Thanks Rescuers After Cardiac Arrest

The original Yellow Wiggle has paid tribute to his rescuers and explained what led to his near-fatal medical episode on-stage last month.

In a video shared on Saturday, Greg Page said the cardiac arrest he suffered at The Wiggles' bushfire relief concert in Sydney was not related to the previous health condition which forced him to retire from the group in 2006.

"That condition has been successfully managed with no problems for the past 10 years," Page said.

The beloved musician described how one of his major arteries became blocked due to strenuous activity on the night of the mid-January fundraiser.



Wiggles' Greg Page Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Collapses On Stage During Bushfire Relief Concert

Original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during the group's reunion concert for bushfire relief in Sydney on Friday night.

"Very quickly and without warning, my artery was 100 percent blocked. As a result, my heart stopped and I stopped breathing," Page said.

He thanked "quick-thinking" individuals -- a nurse and bystanders at the concert -- who administered CPR and "shocked my heart back into rhythm".



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Page also credited the show's venue, Castle Hill RSL, for having an automatic external defibrillator (AED) machine on-hand for such emergencies.

"I'm eternally grateful to the people who stepped up and used their training and skills to save my life," he said.

Page especially thanked the band's drummer Steve Pace, nurse Grace Jones, staff member Kim Antonelli, Dr. Therese Wales, and the extended 'Wiggly Family'.

Following his cardiac arrest, Page has committed to learning CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation], a skill he said "everyone should know".



'Wiggly Friends' Stand In For Greg Page At Second Concert After His On-Stage Collapse

The show has gone on for The Wiggles as they took to the stage for a second night in Sydney, paying tribute to original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page who is recovering from a cardiac arrest.

He also called for the availability of AED machines in "all public places, workplaces and potentially in homes".