23 Celebrities Who Very Nearly Died

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The following celebrities are all very lucky to be alive.

As recounted below, each suffered through a near-death experience and each, we hope, is grateful to still be around...

1. Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan nearly lost his life in a car accident. In July of 2014, the vehicle in which he was traveling was hit by an 18-wheeler. A good friend of Morgan's died in the crash, while Morgan was hospitalized for months.

2. Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom fell way off the wagon during a lengthy stay at a Nevada brothel. He fell into a coma, likely as a resuly of a drug overdose, and his prognosis was very grim for a few days.

3. George Clooney

George Clooney
George Clooney actually broke his back while filming Syriana. In the following quite, he opens up about thoughts of suicide: "I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you're having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, 'I may have to do something drastic about this' ... but I never thought I'd get there."

4. Gary Busey

Gary Busey
In 1988, the actor (not wearing a helmet at the time) was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident. Busey suffered from a cracked skull and doctors believed he may have permanent brain damage.

5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
Back in 2011, Depp was flying in a small plane with director Bruce Robinson when the engines cut-out midflight. They eventually returned, Depp said of the experience: "The sound of the engines stopped. There was silence. Bruce and I were looking at each other and I think I said, 'Is this it?' It was like this weird extended moment when you're just floating for a second, and you could feel this unpleasant descent."

6. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
Ford wasn't so lucky. He actually did crash his plane in August of 2015, but was fortunate to walk away with just a few broken bones.

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