7 Black Celebrities Who Faced Death and Lived to Talk About it


Martin Lawrence

In 1999,  Martin Lawrence nearly died after suffering a heat stroke and slipping into a coma. The actor was wearing several layers of clothing and jogging in 100 degree heat in an attempt to lose weight for a part in a film. After returning home from his run, he had a temperature of 107,  fainted and was rushed to the hospital.


Sean Kingston

Singer Sean Kingston almost died after a jet ski accident in Miami in 2011. Kingston suffered near-fatal injuries and was rushed to the hospital where doctors performed emergency open-heart surgery on his torn aorta.

“He tried to die a couple of times with us, but we refused to let him die,” one of Kingston’s doctors said.

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