It’s always a loss for an entertainer to go before their time, but few people consider how many close calls our favorite actors or musicians have experienced. Like the rest of us, the lives of Hollywood’s stars are fragile, and are frequently jeopardized by a wide variety of external forces. To prove how many brushes with oblivion our favorite celebs have experienced, here are 15 of Hollywood’s most notorious near-death stories.
Rapper Kanye West was almost taken at the beginning of his career by a near-fatal car accident. The crash occurred while West was leaving a recording studio in October of 2002 and resulted in his mouth having to be wired shut. This in turn inspired “Through The Wire”, the lead single off The College Dropout.