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Unfortunate Celebrity Ski Accidents

Celebrity sightings at ski resorts have becoming increasingly common. Every winter, Hollywood stars vacation at premiere skiing destinations for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. Seal, Harry Styl

Celebrity sightings at ski resorts have becoming increasingly common. Every winter, Hollywood stars vacation at premiere skiing destinations for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. Seal, Harry Styles, Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are among the stars that vacationed at luxury ski resorts in December of 2013. Aspen, Colorado, the French Alps, and Quebec are frequented by the rich and famous because they boast some of the word’s top ski resorts.

The stunning views, charming ski towns, luxury accommodations and one-of-a-kind amenities available at exclusive ski resorts make them an attractive option for celebrities that want to travel. Yet, despite the growing popularity of ski holidays, skiing can be a very dangerous sport. Celebrities have been hurt and some have even died after suffering severe injuries while out on the ski slopes. Safety devices, such as ski helmets, cannot do much to protect those skiing at top speeds. Stars increase their odds of peril by skiing off-piste, The climbing number of star fatalities may be why some now view the sport as a death trap.

Which stars have been injured, or killed, while out on the slopes? Here is a list of unfortunate celebrity ski accidents:

9 Michael Kennedy - 1997

8 Sonny Bono - 1998

7 Doak Walker - 1998 

6 Princess Caroline of Monaco - 2001

5 Arnold Schwarzenegger - 2006

4 John McWethy - 2008

3 Natasha Richardson - 2009

2 Heather Mills - 2011

1 Michael Schumacher - 2013

In December of 2013, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher suffered massive head injuries while skiing at the French Alps at Meribel. The incident occurred while he was skiing on unmarked slopes. Witnesses told the press that Schumacher lost blood for 8 minutes until the paramedics arrived. Though he was wearing a ski helmet, he suffered a brain hemorrhage and was placed in a drug-induced coma after emergency brain surgery to stabilize his condition. Recent reports claim Schumacher has not woken up from the coma and doctors do not believe he will ever make a full recovery. Sources report his wife is building a $16.6 million medical suite for his eventual home care.

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