A 90-year-old actor who attended a Hollywood outdoor event once fainted due to the heat.
According to CNN on the 21st (local time), actress Marla Gibbs, who is regarded as an American comedy legend, suddenly lost consciousness while ascending to the podium as the main character at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony held in Los Angeles (LA) on the 20th.
At that time, Gibbs gave a speech with a smile as he thanked him for entering the ‘Walk of Fame’, but suddenly stopped talking and closed his eyes. Then, his body leaned sideways helplessly.
As Gibbs was on the verge of collapsing to the floor, his son jumped up to the podium and supported him, while his daughter shouted, “Mother needs time to calm down.”
The day, when the temperature exceeded 32 degrees, was suspended until Gibbs regained consciousness.
Back on stage, Gibbs said he must have lost consciousness from the heat and excitement.
Gibbs was a comedy actor who played a big role in American TV sitcoms in the 1970s and 1990s, becoming the 2698th star on the ‘Walk of Fame’.
Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’ is a famous landmark in LA where the names of stars who have made achievements in movies, dramas, and pop music are engraved on a star-shaped marble floor.
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