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Alyssa Milano shares a hopeful update on her uncle after his heart attack behind the wheel

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Alyssa Milano is sharing positive news about her uncle, who was injured after suffering a "serious heart attack" while driving the actress to a doctor's appointment two weeks ago.

Milano, 48, posted a video to Instagram Tuesday to update followers and included a sweet voice message from her uncle, Mitch Carp.

"So many have you have reached out to show their love and support and sent their prayers," the "Charmed" star said. "So I thought that you would like this update. Listen carefully."

The audio then goes to Uncle Mitch. "Hey Lyssie! It's Uncle Mitch. It's about 12 o'clock and I want to thank you for saving me and I should be getting out of here soon. I love you," he says through a raspy voice.

Last week, Milano told followers of her TikTok account that her uncle still had a "long road ahead of him" while expressing gratitude for the medical professionals taking care of him at the UCLA Medical Center.

"He spiked a fever last night of 103, so we think that there is an infection that he is also beating throughout all of this," Milano said. "But he is a fighter. Uncle Mitch is a fighter, and the doctors say that every day is a miracle that he still hangs on."

The actress took to Twitter earlier in August after being involved in a car accident with her uncle, who was behind the wheel when he suffered a medical emergency and became unconscious.

"I was a passenger in a car my Uncle Mitch was driving when he suffered a serious heart attack, resulting in a car crash," she wrote in a series of tweets on Aug. 18. "I am grateful to the people who stopped to help us."

She later revealed on TikTok that Carp was driving her to a doctor's appointment about her ears ringing, which she said was a symptom left over from when she had COVID-19 early last year. She's previously opened up about struggling with long-haul symptoms of the virus, including brain fog and hair loss.

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According to a California Highway Patrol press release obtained by People and Entertainment Tonight, Milano and her 63-year-old uncle Mitchell J. Carp were traveling southbound on a Los Angeles freeway in a SUV when Carp started to drift into another lane. He struck another vehicle and "started to have an unknown medical issue," the release said.

"With the assistance of a Good Samaritan, they were able to bring the Ford to a stop in between the #1 and #2 lane," the press release stated. Carp was then transported from the scene to UCLA Westwood Hospital and an "uninjured" Milano was picked up by her husband David Bugliari.

USA TODAY has reached out to the California Highway Patrol for comment.

In an update last Wednesday, Milano described Carp, who she refers to as "Uncle Mitch," as an "important part of our family. He’s with us every day, spending time with my children and present in every meaningful part of our lives."

Milano shares son, Milo Thomas, and daughter, Elizabella Dylan, with Bugliari.

Alyssa Milano is speaking out after being involved in a Los Angeles car accident with her uncle, who was behind the wheel when he became unconscious.
Alyssa Milano is speaking out after being involved in a Los Angeles car accident with her uncle, who was behind the wheel when he became unconscious.

TMZ reported that Milano administered CPR to Carp after the accident until first responders arrived.

Milano didn't go into detail about the crash but appeared to confirm the report by tweeting Wednesday, "Take this as your inspiration to get CPR certified."

"You don’t know when you’ll be called upon to save a life," she wrote. "It’s such a small effort and can have a huge impact."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Alyssa Milano shares update on uncle after his heart attack, car crash