The famed sports commentator recently performed the Heimlich maneuver on a diner at a restaurant in Syracuse, New York — ultimately saving his life, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
The patron, who was Costas’ longtime friend, began to choke when the Emmy Award winner rushed to help him.
“Bob doesn’t think this was that big of a deal,” a rep for the longtime NBC Sports personality tells us.
“He really feels he did what just about anyone else would do in a similar situation.”
He later told “The Show With Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman” podcast that his friend had turned “crimson” so he “jumped up” to assist him.
“Luckily enough it worked out,” he shared. ”I don’t know if I saved his life, but I saved him considerable discomfort, that’s for sure.”
Costas, 71, has cut back tremendously on his sports commentating since he and NBC went through their breakup.
The Post first reported in August 2018 that the “Fair Ball” author and the network were figuring out a way to settle the final three years of his multimillion-dollar contract after failing to find a comfortable spot for the famed broadcaster in NBC’s changing platforms.
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