Annie are you OK?

So, Annie are you OK?

Are you OK, Annie?

Who could forget the lyrics to this 1988 hit by Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal. But just who exactly was this Annie character? And why was Michael asking her if she was OK?

Spike Lee knows, he spills the beans in his new documentary about Jackson’s album containing the song, Bad 25.

Turns out Annie is based on the CPR doll, originally called Resusci Anne, or Annie. And “Are you OK” is one of the first steps to assessing whether to perform CPR on someone. Seems like Michael Jackson was CPR trained. Are you?

November is CPR month; take a Red Cross first aid course so you too will know what to do if Annie is not OK.