Seth Browarnik/WireImage; Inset: Courtesy of Cameo
12/10/2007 at 05:30 PM EST
was at the center of a bizarre nightclub incident when she comforted an entertainer in an Oompa-Loompa costume injured when the crowd rushed the stage.
The heiress was among those at Cameo nightclub in Miami early Saturday morning at an event sponsored by Ariva smokeless tobacco, featuring a performance of Jeff Beacher's Madhouse with three Oompa-Loompa characters in orange makeup and green hair.
Suddenly, people rushed the stage, injuring Oompa-Loompa performer Robin Sherwood, whose leg was badly cut. Hilton, coincidentally, is friends with Sherwood and had visited him earlier in the day during rehearsals.
Sherwood is in dire need a kidney transplant and Hilton, her sister Nicky Hilton and her boyfriend David Katzenberg have supported a foundation to facilitate the operation.
"I was with Paris," says lawyer Mike Heller of Talent Resources, who booked the event. "Paris stayed back at the event when she heard that he was injured, to make sure he was okay. She was very concerned with his health. She didn't leave until she knew that he was okay."
A Cameo source adds: "Yes, Paris Hilton stayed with him until an ambulance came to take care of him. ... Paris was great, she was there until he was turned over to the medical technicians."
Sherwood received stitches at the hospital and was released.