Actress and Mother of 3 Springs Into Action When She Hears Screams Coming From Train Tracks

By Colin Fredericson

An actress and mother of three helped two men to pull a man from the subway tracks just as they were about to lose their grip.

Melissa Errico told People that she had just left a meeting with her vocal coach on Aug. 28 when she heard screaming at the 14th Street train station in Manhattan.

“I saw two men holding on to another man on the tracks who was reaching up to them,” Errico told People. “He was a sweet man. He was really desperate and scared.”

Errico could see the men were struggling to lift the fallen man out to safety, so she decided to help.

“I literally hopped into action,” Errico told People. “I came running over. I was like, ‘You can’t lift him? We got this.’”

Errico dropped her music papers and her bag so she could act. It was a very messy scene. Errico told People the man “had broken his foot and cut his arms.”

“I had blood all over me,” she told People.

“I just pulled a man off the subway tracks on 16th street. Helping two other men who needed a third helper, an extra yank. We had to move fast. He had fallen stone drunk, bloodied elbows, broken foot. Poor soul. Saw so many good people caring. #NewYork oh my heart. #TakeCare,” Errico posted on Twitter.

“I couldn’t believe I could be that extra power they needed,” she said in another tweet.

A passerby helped Errico wash the blood off while the injured man waited for medical help.

Police said the man was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, People reported.

“I’m a mom. Who better to save a life than a mom? I had the energy and jumped in to help this guy. I completed the chain. People do bigger things than that every day,” Errico said.

Acting and Singing Work

Errico has acted on TV show “Billions,” and “The Knick,” according to her IMDB profile. She also starred in Broadway show “High Society.” She is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the U.S. Open on Labor Day, where her husband, former tennis star Patrick McEnroe, will give TV commentary, according to People.

Errico was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Amour, according to her website.

Right before she entered the subway and helped pull the man from the tracks, she was with her vocal coach to go over four new recordings that she hopes to include on the new release of her “Legrand Affair Deluxe Edition” album, according to People.