Celebrity lives are always in the spotlight for both right and wrong reasons. This is the cost that comes with courting and sometimes making money from publicity. But nothing is much more publicized than when they go through a terrible near-death experience. These experiences could range from near-fatal crashes, horrendous robbery encounter, a rowdy fan or life-threatening condition. Take for example Kim Kardashian’s October experience in Paris when she was gagged, tied up with tape and locked in a bathroom as the masked thugs made away with millions worth of her jewellery.
1. Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan who was a celebrity comedian at 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live was involved in a near-fatal car accident in New Jersey in 2014. In the tragic incident, his mentor James McNair was killed. Their limo was hit by a Wal-Mart tractor, spun off the road and knocked some cars before rolling several times. The comedian went into a coma for two weeks and woke up to a brain trauma, a broken leg and ribs.
Eminem has publicly admitted to having an addiction. Eminem has publicly admitted to having an addiction. During a relapse in the early 2000s, Eminem took an overdose of methadone and passed out. Methadone is usually taken by those who are trying to quit on heroin addiction. Besides that, he had also been taking Valium and Vicodin regularly. Later on, Eminem would claim that he really didn’t know the identity of the drugs that he took.
3. Jason Statham
Jason Statham, who, before taking up an acting role was part of Britain’s National Diving Squad for 12 years, had a terrifying experience on a shoot. During the filming of Expendable 3, he was driving a 3-ton truck with ripped doors when the brakes failed. Statham who’s still fit, jumped off the truck as it rolled and tumbled into the Black Sea. His Co-Star Sylvester Stallone would give it to Statham’s brevity and agility for his survival.
4. Orlando Bloom
The Lord of The Rings actor once fell three stories down after he slipped from a drainpipe of a roof terrace. The incidence which happened when he was 21 left him paralyzed for four straight days. He would later learn to walk after multiple surgeries and a stint in a rehab. The fall had left him with several broken vertebrae, and the medics had told him he might never be able to walk again.
5. Elizabeth Taylor
This icon once had an out of body experience during her surgery in the 1960s. The actor who would pass on in 2011 claimed to have seen the white light and even met the spirit of her ex-husband Mike Todd. The medics who operated on her had pronounced her dead for five minutes during the surgery. The same claim has been made by many people since then who have had an out of body experience.
6. 50 Cent
In the year 2000, world famous rapper 50 Cent got shot nine times while rapping outside his grandma’s house. This experience would color his life as it became part of one of his hit single 9 shot. Since then 50 Cent has been alleged to wear bullet proof vests alongside his son. He even owns bulletproof SUVs. The alleged offender would get a life in prison sentence and died in prison.
7. Ryan Reynolds
The comic actor once jumped off a plane during skydiving and while on air, the risers of his chute broke, and it opened vertically. The chute then spun him in the wind severally and made him dizzy without slowing him down. Luckily he would come to his senses while still on the air and he pulled off his backup parachute which landed him safely.
8. George Lucas
Luke didn’t grow up desiring film and photography. His first passion was race car driving. During a driving stint while in high school, a speeding driver hit his race car from the back and Luas was pronounced dead till the medics at the local hospital successfully resuscitated his heart. He would quit racing and took an interest in film after which he created Indian Jones and Star Wars franchises.
9. Rachel Bilson
This actor who starred in the teenage drama, The O.C. and Hart of Dixie as Dr. Hart had a near death experience as a 16-year-old. During her partying days, Rachel once ended up driving into a truck while they were speeding down the freeway. She would survive the near-fatal incident which left her in a coma for a few days. However her partying and reckless choices died during that crash as she emerged sober and focused after that. She still suffers from migraines and memory loss due to the accident.
10. Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland of Destiny Childs once got lost at sea for 10 hours after the boat they were following got lost in the fog and waves. Kelly who was on a whale-watching expedition in 2013 would later claim it was one of the most prayerful moments of her life. They were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.