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For many, fame is a dream: critical acclaim, privilege, wealth, and a world of adoring fans. But in a split second, everything can disappear, and in Celebrity Close Calls, it almost did. In this new BIO series, celebrities share exclusive firsthand accounts of near-death experiences as cinematic reenactments relive the moments they were confronted with true danger. These true stories should be obituaries, tragic endings to phenomenal lives. Except for one thing: every one of them lived to tell the tale. Celebrities featured in season one include Jewel, who nearly died of an untreated kidney infection while living penniless in San Francisco; Ice-T, who barely survived a violent car accident after falling asleep at the wheel; singer Jermaine Jackson, who saved his brother Michael when he got stuck in a dangerous rip tide; model Niki Taylor, who suffered extensive liver damage in a car crash during the height of her fame; and Lou Diamond Philips, who was the victim of a stunt gone wrong on a big-budget film set.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIce-T, Cheryl Tiegs, Ed Begley Jr. & Yancy Butler||The young undiscovered Ice-T is pronounced dead at the scene of violent car collision; at the height of her fame model Cheryl Tiegs is forced to jump from an out-of-control airplane; a young Ed Begley Jr. is brutalized by a notorious LA gang; and actress Yancy Butler is convinced she's destined to die after being held hostage in a LA slum motel.||43:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBobby Brown, Jewel, Morgan Fairchild & Elliott Yamin||Wanting to initiate a truce between two rival Boston gangs, R&B star Bobby Brown instead witnesses the gruesome murder of his best friend during a shootout; still virtually unknown to the public, a teenage Jewel almost dies from a toxic infection; Morgan Fairchild is faced with a hostage situation while held at gunpoint for hours in her apartment; and American Idol star Elliott Yamin barely escapes a crumbling building after an unprecedented earthquake rocks Chile.||42:35||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNiki Taylor, Gary Busey & Tiffany||Niki Taylor flatlines three times after a minor car crash turns deadly; Gary Busey has an out-of-body experience caused by massive head trauma when he is thrown from his motorcycle; caught in the wake of another plane Tiffany's passenger jet is nearly brought down mid-flight.||43:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJermaine Jackson, Angie Everhart, Elisabeth Rohm, Jose Canseco||At the height of his success with the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson saves his brother Michael from drowning in an ocean riptide; during a routine skydive Angie Everhart's parachute fails to operate properly causing her to free fall for a thousand feet; Elisabeth Rohm is nearly crushed by a spooked horse; and Jose Canseco comes inches from nose diving off a rocky cliff when he falls asleep at the wheel.||43:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLou Diamond Phillips, Brooke Burns & Parker Stevenson||Lou Diamond Phillips is dragged by a runaway horse through a Wild West movie set; Brooke Burns is nearly paralyzed one night after diving into her own pool; Parker Stevenson is almost burned alive when his race car flips over during an African race car rally.||43:10||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLouis Gossett Jr, Charlene Tilton, Jenna Malone, Lynn Whitfield||A young Louis Gossett, Jr. suffers a deadly concussion when he falls into a concrete pit; Charlene Tilton is held hostage during a bank robbery; Jena Malone miraculously avoids death after hitting black ice on a treacherous highway; and Lynn Whitfield is struck by a truck on a street in New York City.||43:10||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeter Fonda, Joely Fisher & Annie Potts||A young Peter Fonda's heart stops on the operating table after he accidently shoots himself in the stomach; Joely Fisher is held at gunpoint and robbed in a posh LA suburb; Annie Potts is thrown through her windshield after colliding with a drag racer.||42:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoScott Baio, Pam Grier, Morgan Fairchild, Greg Louganis||Scott Baio walks away from a high-speed, head-on collision; Pam Grier stops a vicious mugging in a Denver parking lot; New York City pimps kidnap Morgan Fairchild; and Greg Louganis attempts suicide during one of the most successful periods of his career.||43:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBret Michaels, Mindy McCready, Ty Murray||A type-1 diabetic, Bret Michaels experiences a brain hemorrhage while recovering from an emergency appendectomy; Mindy McCready is viciously beaten by the father of her child; and Ty Murray miraculously survives being trampled by a bull.||42:22||$2.99||View in iTunes|