10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out On Their Near-Death Experiences

These stars have been on the brink of death – and reflected about how the experience has changed them


Schumer and surfing don't mix. The comedienne had a brush with death after she was involved in a surfing accident during a high school-era lesson. "I have a pretty bad scar on my leg from surfing," she told Vanity Fair. "Forty-one stitches, three layers. I skegged myself. My whole fin went into my leg, and I had to yank it out. I was by myself." It was winter, so when she arrived back on the beach (her leg gushing blood), she found only one man who was able to help her, holding her leg closed until the ambulance arrived. "I wish I knew who that guy was, because he saved my life, for sure."