We almost lost them forever
They said that 2016 was the year that far too many famous actors, musicians, writers, and other entertainers passed away. But who knows how many people that we watch on the silver screen or listen to from our headphones would be gone if fate hadn’t intervened and given them another chance at life. People experience events that nearly kill them every single day, and celebrities are no different. They may be even more at risk with all of the traveling, stunts, and risky ventures that they are exposed to. The following celebrities have taken a look into the next life but lived to tell the tale.
In 2005, George Clooney was filming the movie Syriana, and hit injured his head while filming a torture scene. The doctors didn’t know quite what was wrong with him, but a neurologist finally diagnosed it.
George recalled, “I had a two-and-a-half-inch tear in the middle of my back and a half-inch tear in my neck. The doctors did these blood patches, where they tie you down to a bed, and you’re awake because they have a long needle and need to know if they’re touching your spinal cord, and they take blood out and shoot it directly into your spinal column to try to get the blood to coagulate in those spots. I did about 15 of those over 15 days. It’s like getting a spinal tap every day, and you’re awake… I thought I was going to die.”
Leo DiCaprio has had more real life close calls than he’s had near-death experiences in his movies, but let’s just focus on when he went shark diving in South Africa in 2014. He said, “A shark jumped up and grabbed the tuna, and half its body landed inside the cage with me. I sort of fell down to the bottom and tried to lie flat. The great white took about five or six snaps an arm’s length away from my head.”
In 2016, Sarah was rushed to the hospital because her epiglottitis inexplicably swelled up and obstructed her breathing. She recounted, “I was drugged just enough to not feel the pain and have no idea what was happening or where I was. They had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube.”