John Malkovich helps Ohio tourist hurt in Canada

John Malkovich attends the LA Premiere of "Warm Bodies" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)

June 10, 2013 11:01:14 AM PDT
A tourist from northwest Ohio says actor John Malkovich played a starring role in rescuing him when he fell and gashed his throat on scaffolding in Canada.

Seventy-seven-year-old Jim Walpole of Defiance fell Thursday in Toronto while on a trans-Canadian trip.

Walpole tells the Toronto Star that Malkovich, who was appearing at a local theater, applied pressure to slow the bleeding until medics arrived. The injury required 10 stitches.

Ben Quinn, whose family owns a restaurant nearby, held Walpole's head. He said by phone Monday that Malkovich "had everything under control" quickly, didn't want attention and called later to check on Walpole.

A message seeking an update was left for Walpole on Monday. Representatives for Malkovich did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.