At 52 years old, Greg Page has this physical status:
Gregory John Page, AM (born 16 January 1972) is an Australian singer, guitarist, and actor.
He is best known as the original lead singer and a founding member of the children's band The Wiggles from 1991 to 2006 and then again from 2012 to 2013.
Page has also released several solo albums.
The fourth-largest collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia in the country, including clothes, marriage certificate, guitar, piano, Elvis's final Cadillac, and original TCB Band necklaces are among the items on sale. Page loaned the collection, which is reportedly worth $1.5 million, to a new Elvis museum in Parkes, New South Wales, in 2008.
Page has been married twice. His first marriage broke up during his Wiggles' retirement; by 2011, he had remarried. He has four children.
On January 26, 2010, Page was elected a Member of the Order of Australia (for service to the arts, particularly children's entertainment, and to the community as a benefactor and promoter of a number of charities."
Page suffered a heart arrest at a Wiggles reunion show on January 17th, 2020, while raising funds for bushfire relief efforts. He collapsed on stage and stopped breathing; off-duty nurse Grace Jones, who was in attendance, administered CPR with Wiggles drummer Steve Pace and band employee Kimmy Antonelli; and used a defibrillator three times before Page was admitted to the hospital. The cardiac arrest was triggered by a blocked artery, which was treated, and Page has since recovered to full health. Jones, Pace, Antonelli, and Dr. Therese Wales, as well as other Wiggles crew members, released a video describing the situation and expresses his admiration to those who saved him. Since being a spokesperson for heart health and greater recognition of CPR, Page has been promoting heart health and greater knowledge of the condition, as well as encouraging businesses to maintain a defibrillator on site.
Early life and career
Page was born in Sydney, Australia. He grew up in Northmead, New South Wales, where he attended Baulkham Hills Primary School. He had a low self-confidence as a child. His hair began graying before he was 16 years old. In secondary school, he was active in several bands. He was a member of the band Dead Giveaway. During their remaining years, he toured for and performed with the Australian band the Cockroaches. He enrolled in Macquarie University to study Early Childhood Education on bandmate Anthony Field's recommendation. Murray Cook, a student, and former Cockroaches member and keyboardist Jeff Fatt combined their music experience and teaching skills to create the Wiggles.
Page was described by Field as "the ultimate straight man" with a "large smile and a natural stage demeanor" that made him engrossing for both children and adults. Page "has an authoritative, but not overbearing, tone when he speaks to children, and he is a flexible and tactful emcee," Field notes. Page wore a yellow shirt while doing well with the Wiggles. Page had a stitch, which was doing magic tricks like the other Wiggles.
Page's 2005 solo album Taking Care of Country reflects Page's obsession with Elvis Presley's music. It was recorded with Elvis' back-up band, The TCB Band. Page appeared with the TCB Band in Las Vegas in spring 2003. Page performed back-up with Australian Elvis impersonator Mick Gerace in 2002. Let It Be Me, his second album with the TCB Band, was released in 2012. The album was released in 2004, but it was forced to be halted due to Page's medical problems.
The Wiggles revealed on October 30th, 2006, that Page would leave the company due to poor health.
Since suffering with continued fainting spells, slurred speech, exhaustion, and trembling, Page had suffered with health issues since December 2005. Despite Page's absence at virtually every part of the late 2006 US tour, audiences were warned of Page's absence at concerts moments before the curtain went up.
Page was told that he had seven years to live, but he had been diagnosed with a non-life-threatening form of dysautonomia, a difficult-to-diagnose chronic disease. Orthostatic intolerance, exhaustion, and loss of balance were all present on the page. According to experts, Page had brief bouts of the disease going back twelve years and that his symptoms worsened after he had hernias. Page would be unable to perform with the Wiggles because he would be able to properly handle his health. Page received a payout of around $20 million for his interest in the company as part of the Wiggles. Sam Moran was hired as a full member of the entertainment business rather than as a partner in the company's company's company's internal operations).
Page had recovered enough from his illness to begin performing with another country rock band in late 2009, but with a more limited schedule than the Wiggles. He had also founded the Greg Page Fund to raise funds and inform the public about orthostatic intolerance.
Page was a host on Sydney Weekender in retirement.
Page had recovered his health and was returning to his position as the Yellow Wiggle in January 2012, amid a lot of controversy. In March of this year, it was announced that he would return to touring with the company in March.
However, it was revealed on May 17th that Page, along with Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt, would remain with the Wiggles at the end of the year. Emma Watkins, the first female member of the Wiggles, was supposed to replace him. Page later revealed that he was only asked to return to the organization in August 2012 "to help Sam [Moran] transition to a new Yellow Wiggle," but they asked Page if he would wait until the year's end, which he accepted. Page and the others are expected to continue to be involved with the company's design and manufacturing activities, but Page no longer has a stake in it after the company was sold in 2006 when he left in 2006.
Page joined the cast of Butterscotch's Playground shortly after leaving the Wiggles. Page helped create the show with the help of the show's designers. Page has performed with the Wiggles for reunion shows and charity auctions from time to time, beginning in 2016. In July 2020, six months after suffering a heart attack, he and the original Wiggles appeared in "Circles Baby" on The Soul Movers.