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Michael Jackson’s watch woke him up when it noticed his heart was beating too fast. He was taken to the emergency room and treated for life-threatening sepsis.

Were it not for his Apple Watch, the Duluth man explains in a 90-second video on YouTube, things could have ended differently.

“I’ve always admired Apple, but I never thought that I would have ever admired Apple for potentially saving my life,” he says to the camera. “Because that’s what the watch did.”

Jackson, a Duluth East and College of St. Scholastica graduate with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “I just woke up from my surgery to the coolest surprise. I can now let you know that I went to California a few months ago to film an Apple advertisement. It hit 9,000 views in less than an hour and I hope you like it. I'm still groggy, but I'm so excited.”