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

GERARD BUTLER

Schumer isn't the only star who had a close call while surfing. On the set of Chasing Mavericks in Northern California, Butler was pulled underwater and dragged across a reef filled with rocks. Thankfully, he was rescued by a safety patrolman and quickly taken to a nearby hospital. The incident was as serious as it sounded, Butler said: "This was maybe one of the few times that the reports were not exaggerated. It was a pretty close call. ... [The waves] just took me and I couldn't get up. It was pretty hairy."