5 Celebrities Who’ve Been Involved in Terrifying Accidents & Lived to Tell It All

By: Belu Di Lorenzo

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5 Celebrities Who’ve Been Involved in Terrifying Accidents & Lived to Tell It All

Celebrities aren’t better than us. It’s just that they do everything on a grander scale. Their everyday life choices are private but performed in public. When famous individuals try to keep to themselves, some people will sit outside their homes waiting for them to leave. Having all the money and fame in the world doesn’t mean much if you’re not in good health. It may come as a surprise to you, but your favourite celebrities have overcome the odds and survived terrifying accidents. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the horrific accidents that almost claimed the lives of VIPs. 

Rachel Bilson 

Rachel Bilson made her TV debut in 2003 when she landed the role of Summer Roberts, one of the main characters of The O.C., which tells the story of the Cohen and Cooper families, and high school sophomore Ryan Atwood. Rachel Bilson went from a guest star to a series regular. In case you didn’t know, in the first half of season one, Rachel Bilson and co-star Melinda Clarke, who portrayed Julie Cooper, were credited as guest stars. From 2011 to 2015, Rachel Bilson starred as Zoe Hart on CW’s Hart of Dixie. She got her own TV show. Rachel Bilson currently makes guest appearances on TV shows and co-parents with Hayden Christensen. 

Rachel Bilson had a car crash that changed her life forever. She was just 14 years old when she got involved in a head-on collision with a truck, the injuries of which were severe. Apparently, Rachel Bilson was hanging around with the wrong crowd and dating an unsuitable boyfriend. She was in a coma for several days following the accident and has no memory of what happened, although she hopes she never remembers the details. After having seen the error of her ways, Rachel Bilson turned to acting. Of all the different types of car accidents, head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous – the vehicles that crash are travelling towards each other. 

Travis Barker 

Travis Barker is best known for being in the band Blink-182, characterised by an energetic style, catchy hooks, and humorous lyrics. He married media personality Kourtney Kardashian in 2022, but dating rumours started to spread in 2019. Travis Barker told Larry King he survived a deadly plane crash that claimed the lives of some of his closest friends. In 2008, Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein (i.e., DJ AM) boarded a private jet in Los Angeles, California, flying to Columbia, South Carolina. One of the aircraft’s wheels failed during take-off, sending the plane into a barrier before bursting into flames. Both pilots lost their lives, as did Travis Barker’s security guard and personal assistant. Aeroplane accidents are tragic events, but they involve some level of human error, the basis of many lawsuits

Amy Schumer 

Amy Schumer is best known for Trainwreck, Snatched, Expecting Amy, and Last Comic Standing. People who find Amy Schumer funny like her sense of humour; she doesn’t back from the so-called haters. Amy Schumer promotes body positivity and challenges stereotypes of dating and aging – audiences seem ready for her message. These are just some of the factors contributing to her rise as a reigning queen. Amy Schumer’s humour is often personal, calling out the double standard. As a comedian, she’s made the decision to go more political. Amy Schumer has long used her celebrity status to advance political causes.  

When Amy Schumer was in high school, she was seriously hurt during a surfing accident. The board’s entire fin went into her leg. Almost all lacerations come from the skegs, i.e., the fibreglass fins with sharp trailing edges. Inexperienced people are more likely to get hurt than professionals. Back on topic, the accident caused an injury severe enough to require stitches. Amy Schumer wasn’t reluctant to discuss the incident with Vanity Fair, sharing all the gruesome details. As a matter of fact, she continued to go to the beach and continue surfing. At the time of the surfing accident, Amy Schumer imagined the worst, including the threat of sharks. 

Kanye West 

Kanye West is officially now Ye. Oddly enough, a Los Angeles judge approved his petition for a name change, filed for personal reasons. Kanye West gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for numerous artists. He’s no stranger to controversy. As we can all remember, Kanye West left the 2004 American Music Awards after not receiving Best New Artist. Two years after his first major album, Kanye West fell asleep while driving a rented vehicle and crashed into an oncoming car. He had to undergo immediate surgery – a metal plate was put into his chin and his mouth was wired shut for several weeks to heal. 

Jay Leno 

After years of doing stand-up comedy, Jay Leno made his debut at NBC’s The Tonight Show, which consistently won its time slot in ratings. Jay Leno has been the most popular comedian in America for the past two decades. Everyone loves hating Jay Leno and they’ve been doing so relentlessly. Jay Leno has never sought car collecting, but he’s found himself buying all sorts of vehicles; it’s believed he’s got more than 181 cars and 160 motorcycles. There are some hidden dangers to luxury automobiles that people don’t always consider. High-end cars are more expensive to maintain and repair because they come with unique parts. 

While trying to clear a clogged fuel line, Jay Leno happened to get some gasoline on his face before a spark lit a fire. He smothered his face into a work shirt, so the flames subsided. Gasoline is more hazardous than other flammable liquids. The terrible accident resulted in severe second-degree burns all over the face and the upper body. The good news is that Jay Leno recovered from his injuries, undergoing two skin graft surgeries. Jay Leno reported not taking pain medication during his recovery, although burn wounds can be extremely painful. He realises the situation could have been much worse.

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