Who are the most famous celebrities who had near-death experiences?
A near-death experience, or NDE, is the term used to describe the “visions of angels,” ”meeting gods,” “tunnel of light,” ”speaking with relatives who are long-dead,” “feelings of peace,” and ”out-of-body experiences” that some people report upon their return from the brink of death.
List Of 10 Celebrities Who Had Near-Death Experiences:
#1 Larry Hagman
In 1995, Larry underwent a liver transplant. According to his autobiography, Larry described his experience as follows:
“I was able to look over the edge. I got a little glimpse of what was the next step. I didn’t see a light some people see, but I had a wonderful feeling of bliss and warmth. The bottom line is love, that sounds corny, but it was just lovely, uplifting.”
#2 Johnny Cash
In 1988, while Johnny was having an emergency double coronary bypass, he caught a case of pneumonia and became very ill. During his illness, Johnny spoke of seeing heaven, along with a “peaceful light,” before being brought back to his body.
Detailed in ”Cash: The Autobiography,” he explains:
“That great light is a light that now leads me on and directs me and guides me. That great light is the light of this world. That great light is the light out of this world, and into that better world. And I’m lookin’ forward to walkin’ into that great light.”
#3 Donald Sutherland
In 1968, at a time when he was shooting Kelly’s Heroes, Sutherland contracted pneumonia. Donald writes that it led to a frightening out-of-body experience:
”Standing behind my right shoulder, I’d watched my comatose body slide peacefully down a blue tunnel. That same blue tunnel the near-dead always talk about. Such a tempting journey. So serene. No barking Cerberus to wake me. Everything was going to be all right. And then, just as I was seconds away from succumbing to the seductions of that matte white light glowing purely at what appeared to be the bottom of it, some primal force fiercely grabbed my feet and compelled them to dig my heels in.”
”The downward journey slowed and stopped. I’d been on my way to being dead when some memory of the desperate rigor I’d applied to survive all my childhood illnesses pulled me back. Forced me to live. I was alive. I’d come out of the coma. Sick as a dog, but alive.
If you’re ever with someone in a coma: Talk to them. Sing to them. They can hear you. And they’ll remember. I’d heard everything they’d said in the room. I’ve not forgotten a word.”
#4 Elizabeth Taylor
She was interviewed by Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live and said that she was happy to see Mike Todd (Todd died in an airplane crash in 1958) and wanted to stay with him, after dying on the operating table for 5 minutes while undergoing back surgery.
“You have to fight to go back. You have so much more to do. And you have to fight,” Elizabeth recalled Todd’s words.
When Elizabeth was on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1992, she recalled her soul departing from her body, and saw the doctors trying to revive her.
#5 Nikki Sixx
Nikki told CNN that in 1987 he went out of the body and:
“saw things I shouldn’t have been able to see. I saw the hotel hallway, the ambulance, the limo that was there. I couldn’t have seen that because there was a sheet over me.”
In December 2012, Sixx posted on Facebook:
“25 years ago today I had two almost-fatal drug overdoses that changed my life forever. I can’t even see myself these days as that kid who was running headstrong into the abyss, but I know he taught me how to live when he finally decided to do it for himself.”
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#6 Gary Busey
On Dec. 4, 1988, Busey crashed his motorcycle into a highway guardrail and suffered serious head trauma. Gary recalled during an interview with Larry King in 2005:
“I saw angels. I was surrounded by angels. And they don’t look like what they look like on Christmas cards. They’re big balls of light that float and carry nothing but love and warmth.”
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#7 William Petersen
Petersen had an NDE in the 1980s that he described in an interview for Playboy magazine:
“Years ago, doing a play in Chicago, I cut my finger in half onstage. We obviously had to stop because, well, I didn’t have a finger. By the time they got me to the ER, I had lost a lot of blood and passed out.”
”I could hear the doctors working on me, saying that they had lost my vital signs. I was on the All That Jazz escalator with a long tunnel and a lot of white light.
Then I specifically remember a dominant male voice saying, ‘It’s not your time. Get off the escalator. You’ve got shit to do.’ I came to and got sewed up. Something in me changed, a sort of knowledge that somewhere on the Other Side, it’s good. For weeks, the more I talked about it, the more freaked out people got. Some of them were like, ‘Okay, whatever: You took too many drugs.'”
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#8 Jane Seymour
In 1988, she suffered an out-of-body-experience as she was fighting for her life while filming her role as soprano Maria Callas in movie ”Onassis.” Jane explained in an interview:
“The nurse that had administered it saved my life by injecting me with cortisone and adrenaline, but I did actually leave my body, see the white light, see the people resuscitating me, and all of that.”
Pausing, she adds:
“And after that, I realized that you take nothing with you in this life. It was a wonderful moment really; it made me realize how simple it is. It’s all about loving and being loved.”
”End of story — and the difference you may have made along the way. It simplified things for me. It stopped me from worrying about dying or death or anything like that. I realized there’s no pain or panic attached. Your life is incredibly worth living and I don’t want to waste a moment of it.”
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#9 Sharon Stone
On May 27, 2004, Sharon joined Oprah on her show, to discuss her eerie brush with death after her stroke in 2001. Stone went on to say she walked toward the light and saw several of her late friends before eventually waking up.
Her experience made her understand that death is:
“very near and very safe… and loving, and gentle, and OK, and there’s nothing to be afraid of.”
Speaking to America’s Closer magazine, Sharon Stone quoted:
“I feel that I did die. This kind of giant vortex of light was upon me and – poof! I sort of took off into this glorious, white light. I started to see and be met by some of my friends … people who were very, very dear to me [who had died].”
Sharon later added:
”I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond. But it was very fast – whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was back in my body.”
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#10 Tracy Morgan
In 2014, a sleep-deprived Wal-Mart truck driver caused a six-car crash which left Morgan in critical condition in the ICU. Morgan was actually in a coma for 8 days and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Also, the violent crash killed Tracy’s friend, comedian Jimmy Mack.
Morgan told a group of reporters at Netflix’s summer press junket:
“It was a serious incident. But like every other thing that ever happened to me in my life, I tried to turn it good with the gift that God gave me, which is my sense of humor. I injected my sense of humor into that.”
Tracy also told Vanity Fair:
“I never thought about coming back to TV. I was thinking about my life. I was thinking, ‘Am I going to walk again? Am I going to remember my name again? Am I going to be able to raise my daughter who was 10 months old?’ I got a second chance in life. It’s a miracle I’m here.”
The near-death experience has made Tracy look at his relationships in an entirely new light. He admitted:
“Something’s different, the way I am with people, something’s just different. I find myself saying ‘I love you’ 200 times a day to strangers. I don’t care. I don’t have to know you to love you. I love you. That’s how we’re supposed to be as human beings. We’re supposed to take care of each other.”
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