CELEBS WHO ALMOST DIED
Added on: 16th Sep 2016
According to himself, the famous rapper almost died in
2005 because of a methadone overdose. He claimed later,
“My doctor told me the amount of methadone I’d taken was
equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin.
Even when they told me I almost died, it didn’t click.”
When asked of a time he came close to death, the Playboy
founder Hugh Hefner confessed that he almost died at one
instance when he choked on a sex toy. He said,
“What is the closest I’ve come to death? There was a moment
when I was having sex with four Playmates and I almost
swallowed a Ben Wa ball.” For some reason,
we are not surprised at all.
50 Cent almost died in 2000 when he was shot nine times at
close range. He recalls the incident, saying, “It happens so
fast that you don’t even get a chance to shoot back… I was
scared the whole time… I was looking in the rear-view mirror
like, Oh crap, somebody shot me in the face!
It burns, burns, burns.”
Joaquin Phoenix had an almost fatal car crash when his
brakes failed back in 2006 on the famous Sunset Boulevard
in Los Angeles. The famous star lay upside down in his flipped
vehicle, and in a strange twist of fate, German director
Werner Herzog pulled him to safety. Having witnessed the
crash, the filmmaker also reportedly stopped Phoenix
from lighting a cigarette, which would have burst
his car into flames.
As a teenager, Ryan Reynolds pursued a skydiving licence
with a group of friends. After a number of successful jumps,
the 13th would prove to be tragic as his parachute failed to
deploy, causing him to plummet wildly to the ground
below. Ryan told Jimmy Fallon that he was scared to pull his
emergency chute for fear of having no backup. Thankfully,
the reserve pull saved the famous actor, but he still
retains a fear of flying.
Basic Instinct star, Sharon Stone, has told how she had a white
light experience during her brain scare. Stone says she almost
died after internal bleeding caused by a tear in an artery
at the base of her skull.
From a career standpoint, Motley Crue has had nine lives.
However, we’d estimate that bassist/co-founder Nikki Sixx alone
has eaten up at least half of those. Of course, none of his
near-death experiences have been as infamous as the one
on December 23, 1987. After a night of drug-fuelled partying
with pals (including Guns n’ Roses members Slash and Steven
Adler and Ratt’s Robbin Crosby), Sixx was injected with
one last syringe of heroin and promptly passed out cold.
Unfortunately, this overdose wasn’t like the others; he
had turned blue, and couldn’t be roused. The famous
bassist was declared dead after they failed in the E.R. to
bring his heart back, but then the miracle of miracles
happened: Sixx eventually woke up just a few minutes later.
True to his fame, he was not thrilled to be in the
hospital and left it in style.
As a youngster, Lucas was considered a loser. According
to his father, he was good at only two things: cruising
and hanging out. Wanting to race cars seemed to be his only
ambition. Then, three days before he was to graduate from
high school, without warning or advance-behaviour cues,
Lucas was involved in a spectacular car crash. For three
days he hung between life and death and was hospitalized
for two weeks more. During that time he realized his
purpose in life and a few years later he “donated” to
the world the awesome Star Wars trilogy.