Michael Clarke Duncan, star of the hit movie The Green Mile, had a brush with death after a sudden cardiac arrest, but quick thinking by girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth likely saved the actor’s life.
Michael Clarke Duncan is, as of now, in stable condition. And while fans of the reality TV property The Apprentice may be lukewarm on Omarosa, Duncan is probably thanking her right now after the scary, late-night incident.
The couple, who met in Whole Foods and have been an item since 2010, were chilling at home when Michael Clarke Duncan went into cardiac arrest at around two in the morning, late Thursday or early Friday. Luckily, Omarosa knew CPR, and was able to stabilize her boyfriend until help arrived.
Scant details about the incident or Duncan’s current medical state are known, but TMZ reports:
“MCD was transported to a nearby hospital where he was immediately admitted to the ICU… Sources tell us … Duncan’s heart rate is now stable and Omarosa is by his side. Doctors are performing tests to figure out why the actor’s heart stopped in the first place.”
The incident should give Omarosa some public opinion points, as the star and girlfriend of Michael Clarke Duncan has been trying to shake off her reality show past for nearly a decade.
After being named the genre’s number one bad girl years back by E!, Omarosa said:
“These shows are constructed. They don’t happen, nor do they portray actual reality. They are constructed reality… Historically, blacks have been portrayed negatively on reality television. We don’t come across well. You’ve got to start looking and saying, ‘Is that really how all blacks are?’ Because they are trying to say that this is representative of our people.”
Michael Clarke Duncan is currently in intensive care after his cardiac scare.