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The Hunger Games hunk almost died while surfing as a child. "When I was a kid, one time I got my leg rope wrapped around my whole body like a ball underwater," he told Men's Health. "Couldn't get up. I was in waist-deep water, but I almost drowned."
North West's dad was involved in a serious head-on car collision in 2002 that forced him to have reconstructive surgery and his jaw wired shut. The near-fatal experience inspired the lead single "Through the Wire" from his debut album The College Dropout, which he recorded only two weeks after the accident.
The former Destiny's Child singer found herself in a scary situation when she was lost at sea during a whale-watching trip off the coast of Massachusetts, after the captain became disoriented in choppy weather. "I remember thinking to myself, 'Lord, please don't let this boat capsize'," she told People. "Please let us get to shore in one safe, sound piece. I just want to see tomorrow."
The Blink-182 drummer survived a fatal plane crash in South Carolina that killed four people in 2008. The rocker, who suffered severe burns from the accident, admitted last year that he's still too afraid to fly.
The "Lose Yourself" rapper admitted that he almost died from a drug overdose in 2007. "My doctor told me the amount of methadone I'd taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin," he told Vibe magazine in 2009. "Even when they told me I almost died, it didn't click."
The Great Gatsby actress almost died while filming 2013's Now You See Me when she was stuck underwater for three minutes during a magic trick gone wrong. "I was actually drowning," she revealed on Chelsea Lately. "Everyone thought I was acting fabulously...no one realized I was actually struggling."
The "Talk Dirty" singer survived a fractured neck that could have left him paralyzed or worse after attempting a difficult dance move and landing on his head.
The Scottish actor nearly drowned while filming 2012's surfing flick Chasing Mavericks. "It was a pretty close call. It looked like a tsunami coming in. I was down," he told U.K. talk show host Graham Norton. "I just started to think, 'Wow, I'm going to die making a movie'."
The Basic Instinct star almost died when a torn artery at the base of her skull caused internal bleeding. "When death comes to you, as it will, it's a glorious and beautiful thing," she told Katie Couric. "This kind of giant vortex of white light was upon me and I...sort of took off into this glorious, bright, bright, bright white light."
The Poison lead singer and reality television star almost died in 2010 after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage.
The Bad Boys actor suffered a heat stroke in 1999 that put him in a three-day coma after he collapsed in front of his home with a temperature of 107 degrees. The comedian was jogging in multiple layers of clothing in an attempt to lose weight for an upcoming movie role.
The Wedding Crashers actress suffered a near-death allergic reaction after receiving an injection for bronchitis. "Immediately on getting the injection I knew something was wrong," she told CNN. "And I saw this white light. I had no pain, I had no tension, I just kind of looked and then went, 'That's very strange. That's me. But that can't be me if I'm here.'"
The Law & Order: SVU actor almost died in 2009 when he came down with a fever and severe bacterial infection that caused his heart to temporarily stop beating. "I was turning black and my whole head was swelling up" he said. "I died on Fifth Avenue."
The Lethal Weapon actor almost died following a serious motorcycle accident in 1998 that left him with a cracked skull and put him in a coma for a month. "I saw angels," he told Larry King in 2005. "I was surrounded by angels. And they don't look like what they look like on Christmas cards. They're big balls of light that float and carry nothing but love and warmth."
The X Factor judge contracted malaria during a trip to Tanzania in 2010, which left her incredibly ill. The singer revealed that she wrote a will after doctors told her she had only 24 hours to live.
The "In Da Club" rapper survived a near-fatal attack after he was shot nine times in 2000. He retold the tale of the horrific incident in the 2005 film Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
The former Black Sabbath frontman almost died back in 2003 while filming his reality show The Osbournes when he flew off an ATV and it landed on top of him.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star survived a burst hernia in her stomach that almost ended her life. "They had to reconstruct my whole stomach," she told E! News. "It was really, really bad."
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