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Cheating Death- Celebrity Close Calls  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Most recently the 3o-year-old rapper was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a seizure. Back in the day, he also shot himself in the hand almost bleeding to death. (PR)

Most recently the 3o-year-old rapper was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a seizure. Back in the day, he also shot himself in the hand almost bleeding to death. (PR)

2. Lynn Whitfield was hit by a truck but amazingly survived the accident. (PR)

Lynn Whitfield was hit by a truck but amazingly survived the accident. (PR)

3. Pam Grier contracted a tropical disease overseas, she was also mugged in Denver. (AP)

Pam Grier contracted a tropical disease overseas, she was also mugged in Denver. (AP)

4. 50 Cent was shot nine times in a gang-related shooting. (PR)

50 Cent was shot nine times in a gang-related shooting. (PR)

5. Bobby Brown was caught in the middle of a shoot-out in Boston, losing his best firend. (PR)

Bobby Brown was caught in the middle of a shoot-out in Boston, losing his best firend. (PR)

6. Tyson Beckford’s car caught on fire. (PR)

Tyson Beckford’s car caught on fire. (PR)

7. Sean Kingston was in critical condition after crashing his jet-ski. (PR)

Sean Kingston was in critical condition after crashing his jet-ski. (PR)

8. Kanye West survived a car crash that left his mouth wired shut for months leading to his hit “Through the Wire.” (PR)

Kanye West survived a car crash that left his mouth wired shut for months leading to his hit “Through the Wire.” (PR)

9. Halle Berry began choking on a fig filming a sexy scene in “Mission Impossible” before Pierce Brosnan dislodged the item. (PR)

Halle Berry began choking on a fig filming a sexy scene in “Mission Impossible” before Pierce Brosnan dislodged the item. (PR)

10. Lou Gossitt, Jr. suffered a severe concussion that almost lead to his death. (PR)

Lou Gossitt, Jr. suffered a severe concussion that almost lead to his death. (PR)

11. Ice-T and a friend nearly died in a car crash. (AP)

Ice-T and a friend nearly died in a car crash. (AP)

12. A blood clot in her lung almost cost tennis superstar Serena Williams her life. (PR)

A blood clot in her lung almost cost tennis superstar Serena Williams her life. (PR)

13. When Eminem was addicted to pain meds, he overdosed, luckily someone found the rapper passed out. (PR)

When Eminem was addicted to pain meds, he overdosed, luckily someone found the rapper passed out. (PR)