Kanye WestThe famous rapper and husband of beauty Kim Kardashian was involved in a terrible car accident in 2002, while returning home from a recording studio. Due to extreme fatigue, Kanye West fell asleep at the wheel and drove into the opposite lane. The story could have ended much worse, but the rapper escaped with a shattered jaw, while the driver of the other car broke both legs. Had his car been moving at a higher speed, the consequences would have been more horrific.
Like any true street poet, the difficulties inspired him to write a new composition called "Through the Wire". The sensational headlines in the tabloids, stirred up by this story, also worked in favor of the then-ascending artist.
Charlize TheronIn 2009, the star of films such as "The Devil's Advocate," "Sweet November," "Mad Max: Fury Road," and "Atomic Blonde," Charlize Theron, was hospitalized with excruciating abdominal pain. Although she assumed food poisoning was to blame, doctors at the Cedars-Sinai clinic, where she spent several days receiving intensive treatment, found an unknown virus in her blood, which they luckily managed to fight off with strong antibiotics.
A few years before this, while filming the action movie "Aeon Flux," the actress performed a complex stunt herself and landed badly on her neck. "I was an inch from death or complete paralysis," Charlize later said. Everything turned out okay - she recovered quickly, but severe neck pain haunted her for another 8 years.
Anne HathawayHow difficult is it to die from a mundane leg injury? Actress Anne Hathaway knows: everything is possible if you're in water at that time. In 2014, the star of the musical "Les Misérables" and multiple Oscar nominee was vacationing in Hawaii with her husband. While he was lounging on the beach, she was surfing and severely injured her foot on a coral.
In a dreadful coincidence, a wave came in at that moment, and the actress lost control of her body and began to choke. A surfer, who wished to remain unknown, noticed Hathaway drowning and calling for help from the shore – it was him who she owed her rescue to. Interestingly, was it this story that inspired the creators of the horror film "The Shallows" with Blake Lively?
Ozzy OsbourneThis infamous singer and member of the legendary black metal band Black Sabbath nearly died in 2003, at the peak of his music career. Ozzy was carelessly riding an ATV, but misjudged the speed, and at the next turn his iron friend flipped over. The singer was immediately pulled out from under the wreckage of the vehicle, but he already showed no signs of life: he wasn't breathing, his pulse was not felt. Luckily, there was a person nearby who was able to provide professional medical aid.
Ozzy Osbourne spent many months in the hospital, one week of which he was connected to a respirator. He had to recover for a very long time after serious bone fractures in the sternum area and a brain concussion.
50 CentThe famous rapper endured a tough childhood and youth, filled with fights with street thugs, drug use, and numerous arrests. Music filled his existence with new meaning, and his albums reached the top of the world charts. Only his criminal past was not in a hurry to leave him completely.
In May 2000, unknown persons shot exactly nine bullets at the musician, and all of them hit the target. Curtis received serious injuries to his chest and face, so medics had to fight for his survival for several days. Now the singer is doing well, but he regrets that the police never managed to find out who attacked him: old friends or show business competitors. He dedicated the song "9 Shots" to this incident.
Owen WilsonOwen Wilson, in the guise of his characters, seems so optimistic that it's hard to imagine: in August 2007, the actor voluntarily tried to end his life. The heavy breakup with his beloved Kate Hudson and a lengthy break in his acting career pushed him to attempt suicide. His brother, Andrew, who immediately called an ambulance, saved the actor from a certain death, who was bleeding and with a stomach full of pills.
Now Owen is happy on the personal front and successful in film. Since that terrible night, much has changed in his life: he has become a father twice, and bright feature films with his participation have been released.
Kate WinsletThe first Oscar nomination for Kate Winslet was brought about by her participation in James Cameron's "Titanic". The magnificent acting duo with Leonardo DiCaprio is still warmly remembered by both regular viewers and critics. Many remember very well how realistic the shooting in the icy water against the background of a sinking ship was. That's when Winslet came close to death.
In the scene where her character, Rose, and Jack escape from the wave and the gates turn out to be closed, the girl experienced genuine horror. Her costume got caught on sharp bars and didn't allow her to surface. In panic, Kate swallowed water and nearly suffocated, but gathering strength and will, she got out and finally took a full breath.
When I was confirmed for the role in 'Titanic', they didn't even ask me if I could swim. No, I'm an excellent swimmer, but... don't you find that strange?In another scene, she had to completely submerge in water and breathe through a special device. Something went wrong, and Kate swallowed a lot of water. The consequences: pneumonia and hospitalization.
Avril LavigneThe Canadian pop-rock singer burst onto the music scene in 2002 with the album Let Go and since then, has rarely left the radio stations and charts. However, in 2014, she faced a terrifying diagnosis: doctors found her suffering from Lyme disease. This infectious disease is transmitted through tick bites and is accompanied by general weakness, high temperature, and affects the nervous and cardiovascular systems. By the time she turned to doctors, the disease had progressed, and the singer's chances of survival were not high.
Fortunately, after many months of treatment, she told the press that she was recovering from a tick bite and was even planning to record a new album. This served as a reason for the emergence of an insane fan theory: many fans of the singer decided that Avril Lavigne had died from Lyme disease, and her place was taken by a look-alike.
Isla FisherIf you've watched the thriller "Now You See Me", you probably remember the scene where a redhead chained in chains miraculously escapes from a glass cube filled with water. Movie viewers, of course, were hardly worried, but the actress of this role, Isla Fisher, nearly drowned. In the container was hidden a mechanism that instantly drains the water from the cube. But it jammed, and for 150 long seconds, Isla was stuck underwater. Realizing that she was suffocating, she began to hit the glass with her hands, but the film crew did not immediately understand that she was not acting but was actually drowning. Perhaps that's why this scene looks so convincing.
Jason StathamAs in the above-described case, death approached the star of Guy Ritchie's films on the filming site. Remember how in "The Expendables 3" Jason Statham drives a truck at high speed? At that time, a breakdown occurred inside the 3-ton truck. The actor quickly reacted and jumped out of the cabin right into the water. And the ill-fated truck flew into the ocean from an 18-meter height.
Jason was saved by his quick reaction and the fact that the driver's door in the car was previously removed by technical specialists. But Statham's sense of humor is not lacking: when asked what he disliked most during the shooting, he answered: "In the very first scene, I stumbled over an untied shoelace".