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Jim Jones is urging his followers to get CPR lessons.
The MC, who just recently released his latest single “We Set the Trends” with Migos, is trying to start a more important trend of being ready for emergencies, as he and his friend Jerry “Flee Flicks” Flete reflected on when Jones gave him CPR and saved his life. In a recent interview with Inside Edition, Jones opened up about the time he saw Flete struggling to breathe and rushed to his aid during a recent trip to Florida.
“I just saw Flee sitting, just going through something that didn’t seem good, like he was choking,” Jones said. “He couldn’t breathe, and his eyes was going back in his head, and he was catching a bit of a seizure. I actually didn’t know what was going on. Kind of scared me.”
The photographer explained in the story that the incident “happened so fast,” and that he recalls waking up to Jones giving him chest compression.
“I didn’t know what was going on at the moment,” Flete recalls. “I guess everything happened so fast. But I had an out-of-body experience. I felt like I was telling myself to come back to myself. Then I just, I guess when I snapped out of it, Jim was giving me chest compressions. The first person I woke up to was just Jim. He was holding me. I was sitting down. It happened while I was sitting down, so Jim was over me, hugging over me, I guess giving me chest compressions. That’s how I started breathing.”
Jones later took to Instagram to share the Inside Edition piece, and encourage his fans to get the training he got as a kid to make sure his friend could breathe. As he put it, Flete “scared the shit out of me.”
“God is good who else gone capture me when I b havin th Shit on lol 😂,” he wrote. “On a serious note I encourage everyone to get cpr lessons for u n th family.”
Flete also shouted out Jones on his own Instagram Stories, thanking him for being quick on his feet and adding that he owes him his life, “literally.”