15 Celebs Who Had Terrible Near Death Experiences

Kim Kardashian West has been in the news a lot recently (but what else is new?). This time, though, it isn’t for a nude selfie or drama with other celebrities; it’s for something much more serious. In case you haven’t watched TV, been online, read a magazine or talked to anyone in the past two weeks, we’ll fill you in on what happened. Early on October 3rd, Kim K was the victim of an armed robbery in her hotel room during her Paris visit. According to the latest reports, she was held at gunpoint, tied up, gagged, duct taped and locked in the bathroom. The thieves got away with millions of dollars worth of Kim’s jewelry but fortunately, Kim wasn’t seriously injured. It’s a very scary situation and could have ended a lot worse, yet people are taunting her (see Kim Kardashian Robbery Halloween costume) and even claiming that the whole thing was an 'à la Ryan Lochte' fabrication (which of course, resulted in a lawsuit from Ms. Kardashian West).

We’ll just have to wait for more details about the story, but until then, let’s remember that Kim Kardashian isn’t the first celebrity to have a real, scary, near-death experience. Take a look at these 15 other celebrities who have had brushes with death. You’ll be surprised to find that one of them was lost at sea and another fell from the third floor!

15 Jason Statham


14 Orlando Bloom

13 Tracy Morgan

12 Elizabeth Taylor


11 Ryan Reynolds

10 George Lucas


9 50 Cent

8 Eminem


7 Rachel Bilson

6 Kelly Rowland

5 Sharon Stone


4 Cheryl Cole

3 Anne Hathaway


2 Leo DiCaprio

1 Lamar Odom

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We introduced this article with a Kardashian and we’ll end it with a Kardashian’s ex because the Kardashians are just everywhere; there’s really no escaping that family these days. You probably recall hearing about Lamar Odom on every radio station and practically every other Tweet, daily, for about a month or two when he suffered a near-death experience. In October 2015, former NBA champion Odom, was found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada. He had taken a lethal mixture of drugs (including cocaine) and alcohol. He was in a coma for a few days but doctors were convinced that he only had hours to live. Fortunately, Lamar didn’t die but he had suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen from when he fell unconscious and choked on his mucous. He went to rehab and had to re-learn how to do basic things (like talk and walk). One year later, he’s up and at it again.

Sources:  Wired, USMagazine, NBCPhiladelphia, HuffingtonPost, People

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