We all know of, or have heard of, that lucky someone who has escaped the grips of the reaper in near fatal accidents that seemed too strange to be true. These freak accidents happen all the time – sometimes the slightest turn of events can leave even the most glamorous and powerful in a startling near death experience.
Some of your favourite celebrities are, in fact, routinely in risky situations. They film very dangerous scenes, but of course they're generally highly trained and have lots of safeguards. But even they can get caught off guard in the slightest causing a rip-tide effect, propelling them closer into the arms of death. Be it on set or off, here are some celebrities who have come terrifyingly close to dying.
10 Jennifer Lawrence
9 Jackie Chan
He is the master of on screen stunts, dominating some of your favourite action packed movies over the years. Scarily enough, even someone as experienced and skilful as Jackie Chan has experienced a near death event.
8 Sylvester Stallone
The veteran action hero star, Sylvester Stallone, who’s had his fair share of action scenes throughout the years, actually came across his near death experience pretty late into his career. The then 63-year-old was filming a fight scene with co-star Stone Cold Steve Austin, in ‘The Expendables’, but it was so realistic that Stallone ended up with a hairline fracture in his neck.
7 Jason Statham
It wasn't only Sylvester Stallone who had a near fatal accident on the set of filming ‘The Expendables ‘franchise. Jason Statham also experienced the taste of death, in true action hero style when he escaped a 60ft wagon plunge into the Black Sea. His co-star Stallone said of the event “He faced death. He was test-driving a three-ton truck and the brakes run out. It went down 60ft into the Black Sea and became impaled. We would have drowned. But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”
6 Isla Fisher
5 Michael J Fox
Talk about a real life nightmare. On the set of filming ‘Back to the Future Part 3’, Michael J Fox almost accidentally hanged himself. The scene he was filming was when Michael’s character, Marty has a noose around his neck and Doc has to save him. During filming a box was used for Michael to stand on, however the sense of urgency and realism couldn't be portrayed so the director requested he do the scene without the box – which he eventually did.
4 Diane Kruger
3 Charlize Theron
2 George Clooney
1 50 Cent
50 Cent also made headlines around the world when he miraculously survived being shot a whopping 9 shots directly to his body back in 2000. He was shot numerous times in the leg, in his right thumb (with the shell exiting through his pinky), his arm and in his mouth. His mouth injury damaged his most prized possession as a rapper- his voice. Although the damage created (part of his gums were shaved off and a hole was created in between the top and bottom rows of his teeth) meant his voice was now slightly changed forever, 50 Cent went on to sustain his success in the music industry. Speaking of the event he said “Ain't nobody gonna tell you they ain't scared in that situation. It's a hit, man. You supposed to die in that situation. They're not playing.”
Sources mtv, rollingstone, movies.about, dailymail, mirror
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