15 Celebrities That Nearly Died and Are Lucky to Be Alive

Kanye West 1 of 16

Famous rapper Kanye West nearly died in a serious car accident in 2002. He was driving home after a long night at the recording studio and fell asleep at the wheel. He ran into head-on traffic and ended up needing severe reconstructive surgery on his jaw and face. The accident was the inspiration for his first big single "Through the Wire" that led to newfound fame and success.