BOXER Anthony Joshua witnessed a medical emergency – just as he arrived to pay tribute to NHS heroes.
The two-time world champion stepped out of his car at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards when NHS paramedics saved a life right in front of him.
He was able to thank the incredible medical professionals who saved their patient from the brink of anaphylactic shock.
As he praised the amazing team of five for their work, they asked him for selfies to share with their friends and family.
He told them, “You are amazing.
“I could never say no to lifesavers like you.”
The 33-year-old posed with each of the health workers and chatted about her job with Lojinie Navayogaaragh.
Lojinie told The Sun: “We had our patient stable before we realized AJ was next to us.
“Knowing he was OK, we had time to say hello.
“At first we thought it was a trick.
“How else could someone famous be next to us?”
Viewers recounted how paramedics administered oxygen to the sick man, bringing his breathing and heart rate back to normal.
AJ, who was in north London to attend The Sun’s annual celebration of healthcare workers and volunteers, said seeing lifesavers at work showed the importance of paying tribute to the NHS.
He said: “It’s pretty crazy that they just went out and saved a life. But that’s the NHS, isn’t it? They never stop.”
Anthony was joined by celebrities including James Corden, Gary Lineker, Rob Rinder, Myleene Klass and Emily Atack at the event, which was sponsored by The National Lottery and hosted by Davina McCall.
It was his second year as an award presenter, which he said was a great honor.
Speaking about NHS staff, he said: “I always think it’s crazy how hard they work.
“They are so underestimated.
“We need to remember how important they are.”
AJ added that a family member who suffers from epilepsy has been in hospital for the past few weeks and was overwhelmed by the care they received.
He said, “You can’t be grateful for that.”
- ALL the inspirational winners of the Who Cares Wins Awards will be announced tonight at 6.30pm on Channel 4.