Alyssa Milano’s uncle Mitchell Carp now needs open heart surgery following their August car accident, the actress has confirmed.
“He’s out of the hospital, he’s home,” the 48-year-old shared with Entertainment Tonight at Variety’s Power of Women event on Thursday, adding, “he has care and they’re trying to build up his strength to get open heart surgery. So that’s kind of where we are now.”
Milano said uncle Mitch attended her son’s baseball game earlier that week, which was “really amazing.”
This is a vast improvement from the days following the crash in which Milano’s uncle was on life support.
When asked how she was doing following the scary incident, Milano said she’s “been really good throughout this whole thing.”
“Whereas if you would’ve told me years ago, ‘You’re gonna get into a really bad accident. You’re gonna have to save this person’s life and it’s gonna be really scary,’ I would’ve told you, I don’t know if I could get through that,” she explained, adding “It’s true what they say about having this superhuman strength when it comes, when you need it.”
The Aug. 16 accident occurred after Milano’s uncle suffered a heart attack while driving a Ford SUV on a Los Angeles freeway. Though the actress was a passenger in the car, she was reportedly unharmed.
Uncle Mitch went unconscious and two good Samaritans helped bring the car to a stop, according to Milano, who also had to perform CPR at the scene.
Alyssa Milano reveals her uncle will require open-heart surgery following traffic incident in August