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

AMY PURDY

Paralympian Amy Purdy came close to death in 1999 after contracting meningitis and going into cardiac arrest. "I was on my death bed, and I remember hanging on to these words, 'Don't be scared. You are going to live an amazing life,' and I have," she said the experience. She truly has – she went on to compete in the Paralympics and Dancing With the Stars.