How A "Drag Race" Queen Saved The Life of A Gunshot Victim
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 contestant Dax ExclamationPoint may be known for turning out sickening superhero cosplay, but last Friday night the Atlanta queen did something truly heroic: he saved a gunshot victim's life.
After wrapping up a Season 9 viewing party at Mary's in east Atlanta, Dax and bar patrons heard a gunshot. Moments later, the victim staggered to the backdoor of the bar and that's when the seasoned queen sprung into action.
The man arrived with a gunshot wound through the leg, so Dax tore off the Violet Chachki T-shirt he was wearing and used it to create a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
"Luckily the bullet went right through and no major arteries were hit... it was jarring but everyone is alright now," Dax wrote on Twitter, adding that police arrived quickly and took care of the man.
Fans were understandably quite impressed and shared messages of admiration for the Drag Race alum.
@Daxclamation @VioletChachki Oh my gosh that's wild!! I'm so glad everyone rallied around. You might've just saved a life tonight ???— SLOW HANDS AF ?? (@Calvizzles) May 20, 2017
@Daxclamation @VioletChachki Holy shit you're so amazing!! A literal hero ?— boo boo the fool (@Kangaesugiru) May 20, 2017
@Daxclamation @VioletChachki this is the most hardcore thing to ever come out of drag race.. besides Jaymes Mansfield's somersault.— Madison Morris (@madmadixx) May 21, 2017
Thanks for saving the day, Dax!