Hip hop star Jim Jones is being called a hero after delivering a life-saving effort to revive his friend and photographer.
Inside Edition first reported Sunday (Jan. 2), that the Harlem-born rapper and entrepreneur used CPR to save Jerry Flete, also known as Flee Flicks, after he suddenly collapsed while both were in Florida for a cryptocurrency event for Jones Capo Coin company.
“We [were] just literally just hanging out on a break from work,” Flete told the outlet’s Stephanie Officer. “It just happened so fast. Basically, I woke up [and] Jim [was] giving me chest compressions and telling me, ‘Wake up. Wake up.’ He basically saved my life. I’m here today because of Jim.”
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Jones added, “I just saw Flee sitting, just going through something that didn’t seem good. Like he was choking. He couldn’t breathe and his eyes [were] going back [into] his head. He was catching a bit of a seizure. [And] I actually didn’t know what was going on. [It] kind of scared me.”
The Dipset capo shared that he learned CPR when he was only 12 years old.
“When I was younger, I had to take these classes for CPR and all that type of things for my little sister who has a heart condition,” he explained. “They needed the whole family to take these special classes before she came home when she was a baby. I think all [of] those classes stuck with me to this day because I remember everything vividly they told me to do in certain situations,” Jones continued.
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The close call has prompted both men to place more focus on their health.
“On a serious note,” Jones shared via an Instagram post on Sunday, “I encourage everyone to get CPR lessons for [you and the] family.”