Ryan Reynolds Used CPR To Save Nephew's Life

Monika Zoltany

Ryan Reynolds revealed that he once used CPR to save his nephew's life. The Deadpool star shared a post on Instagram with the story and a photo of himself with his CPR instructor. He encouraged his fans to take a course on CPR.

Ryan Reynolds did not give too many details about the incident, but explained that the knowledge of CPR he gained after taking a course paid off when he stepped in to save his nephew's life.

"Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross. And holy s***, I ended up saving my nephew's life because I knew what to do!"
"True story! Yesterday I took a refresher course - focusing on infant and toddler CPR. It takes only a few hours and it's also kinda, sorta fun."
"Thank you to Dan from Viva First Aid for the lesson. And thank you to these two helpful yet lifeless dolls whose vacant ocular cavities will haunt me until end times."

Reynolds' wife, Blake Lively, also took the CPR course and joined her husband on Instagram in encouraging their fans to take a course themselves.

"For those of you who haven't done it, you will love it. It's so helpful by giving you knowledge, tools, and some peace of mind."

Ryan Reynolds also shared a movie clapperboard with Deadpool 2 and "Take: 1" written on it, revealing that filming has started on Deadpool 2.

Reynolds starred as the titular character in the first Deadpool film, which was released last year to critical and commercial acclaim. Ryan's sarcastic sense of humor was a match for the rough character, and Deadpool ended up grossing over $780 million worldwide. The film had originally been considered a risk due to its R rating and some countries refused to show the film, citing ethical considerations.

Now that filming has started on Deadpool 2 fans can expect a June 2018 release date.

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