Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone, which means celebrities are no exception. Celebrities have found themselves in near-death situations and sometimes things were so serious, they found themselves in headlines the next day. Luckily, they’ve lived to tell the tale. Just ask Leonardo DiCaprio.
George Clooney Was Thrown Off His Scooter
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In July 2018, George Clooney became a human projectile and it wasn’t a stunt for a new movie. While on the Italian island of Sardinia, Clooney was riding a motor-scooter when a car cut him off. The driver ended up hitting Clooney, who was launched 20 feet off his bike and broke his helmet.
The actor was rushed to the hospital where he underwent an MRI, but he appeared to be in decent condition. Since leaving the hospital, Clooney was back to filming his Hulu series Catch-22 and appeared to be in high spirits.
Harrison Ford Has Survived Plenty Of Plane-Related Accidents
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Harrison Ford might be a pro at flying the Millenium Falcon, but when it comes to small planes in real life, he’s had quite a few accidents. In 2017, he mistakenly landed his small plane on the taxiway at Santa Ana airport, directly over a waiting commercial Boeing that was carrying over 100 passengers.
The mishap could have been fatal. Air traffic controllers said it was no big deal, Ford beat himself up over it and called himself a “schmuck.” This wasn’t the only time either. In 1999 he made an emergency landing in a riverbed and the following year he slid off a runway.
It’s A Wonder That Leonardo Is Alive Today
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Leonardo DiCaprio is lucky to have lived long enough to finally win his first Oscar in 2016 for The Revenant. There have been plenty of times before that moment that the actor has seen his life flash before his eyes.
In an interview with WIRED magazine, DiCaprio recounts all the times he’s had near-death experiences. He came face-to-face with a hungry Great White Shark in South Africa, while another time he went skydiving only to have his chute tangled with his instructor’s on the way down. “If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few,” DiCaprio said in the interview. Leo is lucky to be alive, so he probably doesn’t think much about aging. Sharon Stone certainly doesn’t these days.
Tracy Morgan Was Left In Critical Condition Thanks To WalMart
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Tracy Morgan told Orpah that he hasn’t been the same ever since surviving a near-fatal car accident in 2014. Morgan and several other comedians were on tour, traveling through New Jersey on a limo bus. Suddenly they were involved in a multi-vehicle car crash that happened because a Walmart truck driver didn’t see that traffic was slowing down until it was too late.
Morgan was taken to intensive care where he was in critical condition, but he ultimately survived. Sadly, his friend and fellow comedian James McNair died that night.
Sharon Stone’s Life Changed After Suffering A Stroke
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In 2001, Sharon Stone suffered a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage that lasted nine days. At the time, she reportedly felt unwell before she went to the hospital and the stroke happened. Stone subsequently lost feeling in her right leg, as well as her vision and the ability to speak, but eventually, she worked to regain those abilities.
“It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had. It almost feels like my entire DNA changed. My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different,” Stone told Harper’s Bazaar.
Remember the fiery plane crash that almost took the lives of two musicians?
Isla Fisher Nearly Drowned Because Everyone Thought She Was Acting
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When actors perform their own stunts, the consequences can get pretty grave, especially when everyone on set thinks you’re just acting when you’re actually in danger. This is what happened to Isla Fisher when she was filming Now You See Me.
Fisher plays a magician in the movie and one of her stunts was a magic trick that took place underwater. Fisher had to hold her breath longer than expected before someone realized she needed help. “My chain got stuck. I had to really swim to the bottom; I couldn’t get up. Everyone thought I was acting fabulously. I was actually drowning,” she said on Chelsea Lately.
Travis Barker And DJ AM Had To Fight The Flames Off
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In 2008, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM almost died in a fiery plane crash. The pair had finished performing at the University of South Carolina and were headed back to California that night.
Instead of a smooth takeoff, the Learjet they were in hurtled off the end of the runway and blasted across a five-lane highway before bursting into flames. A witness saw a shirtless DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, trying to help Barker take off his clothes amid the fire. Barker’s assistant and security guard, as well as the pilot and co-pilot, did not survive. If you think that’s intense, how about surviving getting shot multiple times?
Gerard Butler Was Taken Under
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While filming the surf movie Of Men and Mavericks back in 2012, Gerard Butler nearly died while getting into character. An unexpected set of huge waves pulled Butler under the water. He was unable to pull himself up and was dragged over a rock reef.
He was taken to the Stanford Medical Center, where he was determined to make a quick recovery to get back to filming. “This was maybe one of the few times that the reports were not exaggerated… [The waves] just took me and I couldn’t get up. It was pretty hairy,” Butler said on The Graham Norton Show.
50 Cent Got Shot Nine Times And Lived To Tell The Tale
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While still coming up as a rapper in 2000, 50 Cent was notoriously shot nine times in the hand, arm, hip, both legs, chest, and face. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was sitting in a parked car with a friend when another car pulled up and fired the shots.
Jackson was admitted for surgery the next day, after which he was said to be in stable condition. He miraculously survived and used the incident as fuel for his debut album, 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Reports suspect that the shooting was caused by one of Jackson’s unreleased tracks at the time, “Ghetto Qu’ran.”
Lamar Odom Was Comatose But Still Woke Up
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In 2015, former NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada. He was immediately taken to a hospital where he was intubated and breathing with the help of machines.
Authorities confirmed that cocaine and opiates were in his system. Odom awoke after four days of being in a coma. Then-wife Khloé Kardashian, from whom he was estranged at the time, rushed to be by his side. Odom has had a long history of drug abuse and his floundering relationship with Kardashian was thought to be part of the cause for this incident.