16 Celebrities Who Almost Died On Set (PHOTOS)

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16 Celebrities Who Almost Died On Set (PHOTOS)

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16 Celebrities Who Almost Died On Set (PHOTOS)

Filming a hit television show or movie is already stressful enough without your life being in actual mortal danger.

Sadly for some celebrities, they’ve nearly died during terrifying on-set accidents.

Take a look at the gallery above to find out all the ways your favorite A-listers almost perished on camera — Drew Barrymore is the latest near-fatality.

16 Celebrities Who Almost Died On Set (PHOTOS)
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Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra

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The Quantico stunner suffered a “scary” concussion while filming Season 3 of her ABC drama in January 2017.

Priyanka does her own stunts and slipped on a wet floor, banging her head. Despite the injury, the Bollywood-turned-Hollywood beauty returned to work after about a week.

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Dominic Purcell

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Dominic Purcell

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The Prison Break star almost died while filming in Morocco after an iron bar fell on his head, busting open his head and breaking his nose in two places.

Although Dominic — and doctors — believed he was going to die after the May 2016 accident, the FOX actor was back to filming in a matter of weeks.

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Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

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In the 2010 finale of Lost, Jack Shephard and The Man in Black-as-Locke have a fatal knife fight.

The battle was almost deadly in-real life, as Locke’s portrayer Terry O’Quinn accidentally used a real knife when delivering the meant-to-be-fictional death blow.

Thankfully for Matthew, he was wearing a kevlar vest, which protected him from actually being stabbed. The TV star only ended up with a bad bruise.

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Jimmy Smits

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Jimmy Smits

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Jimmy wasn’t the one who almost died on the set of Dexter. Instead, he nearly murdered a stuntman in 2008!

Like Lost’s Terry, he unknowingly stabbed someone with a real knife.

Luckily for would-be victim Jeff Chase, he was wearing a Post-It-sized plastic plate over his heart, where the knife was plunged.

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Kristin Chenoweth

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Kristin Chenoweth

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The powerhouse vocalist fled the Good Wife set after a piece of lighting equipment fell on her head while she filmed a guest starring role as a political reporter.

"I still have issues. My nose and my neck,” the beautiful blonde told The Hollywood Reporter eight months after the 2012 incident.

“But my head? I had a five-inch skull fracture and that’s all healed. My ribs have healed. I have three cracked teeth to get filled, still, but yeah: it sucked.”

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Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

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The CBS dreamboat almost suffocated while filming a cocoon scene for Season 3 of Under the Dome, which aired in 2015.

“We were pumping dry ice…one second I was breathing and another second I had no oxygen left,” he said, according to Cinema Blend.

“I had to punch my way out and I ruined my cocoon in the process.”

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George Clooney

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George Clooney

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Movie sets are apparently just as deadly as TV shows.

George suffered a spine injury on the set of Syriana that was so bad he considered suicide while hospitalized.

"I was at a point where I thought, 'I can't exist like this. I can't actually live,'" he told Rolling Stone after the 2005 injury.

“I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you're having a stroke.

“You start to think in terms of, you don't want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine.”

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Dylan O’Brien

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Teen Wolf star Dylan terrified fans after a Maze Runner: The Death Cure fall in March 2016 left him with severe facial fractures.

The MTV cutie returned to filming various projects after a few months recuperating out of the spotlight.

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Johnny Depp

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Johnny was thrown off of his horse while filming The Lone Ranger and nearly trampled to death.

The actor bizarrely made light of the near-death moment to Dave Letterman, saying, “[It was] all very calm for some reason, I figured that fear would kick in but it didn't. I was waiting."

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Hugh Jackman

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A real-life fire got out of hand on the set of Hugh and Zac Efron’s upcoming film, The Greatest Showman.

The handsome Aussie was promptly evacuated for fear of his life.

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Jason Statham

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It’s a good thing Jason Statham is a card-carrying badass and former member of England’s National Diving Squad.

The actor was driving a three-ton truck on the set of 2014’s Expendables 3 when the brakes failed and the vehicle plunged 60-feet into the Black Sea.

Jason jumped out of the truck and swam to safety, while “anyone else would have drowned,” Sylvester Stallone said.

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry

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The Oscar-winner suffered a head injury on the set of 2012’s The Call. Halle reportedly fell and began throwing up. She was immediately hospitalized. 

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Isla Fisher

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The redhead was moments away from drowning in front of the entire cast and crew of 2013’s Now You See Me.

The script called for Isla to be submerged in a glass tank, panic, and bang on the walls. Except the actress’s fear wasn’t fictional when her chains became tangled and she was unable to reach for the safety button.

“Luckily, I managed to get free and stay level-headed and got out before it went even more horribly wrong,” she later said of the incident.

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Michael J. Fox

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In Back to the Future III Marty McFly is hung during a trip to the Wild West.

If Michael’s acting in the scene seemed authentic, that’s because he really was suffocating by accident.

The crew actually hung the child star, but a certain type of hand placement was supposed to keep him safe. When Michael messed up the maneuver during a take, he truly began to asphyxiate.

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Margaret Hamilton

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The Wicked Witch of Wizard of Oz was nearly burned to death after an explosion went awry. Margaret was hospitalized with severe burns to her face and hands.  

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Drew Barrymore

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The Santa Clarita Diet star is the latest celeb who almost died during a routine scene.

Drew plays a zombie named Sheila in the Netflix series who sometimes attacks her prey and eats it live.

Sheila’s first kill apparently went wrong when the actress tried to jump on a “wide” guy and “didn’t get a great grip.”

"Then he held onto her legs as she slipped off, and so she just pivoted down all the way and just hit her head,” creator Victor Fresco told Us Weekly in February 2017.

“I thought, 'That's it. We've killed Drew Barrymore.'"

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Filming a hit television show or movie is already stressful enough without your life being in actual mortal danger.

Sadly for some celebrities, they’ve nearly died during terrifying on-set accidents.

Take a look at the gallery above to find out all the ways your favorite A-listers almost perished on camera — Drew Barrymore is the latest near-fatality.