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Sharon Stone had an NDE when she suffered a brain hemorrhage: When interviewed by Katie Couric Sharon explained:
“When it hit me I felt like I’d been shot in the head. That’s the only way I can really describe it. It hit me so hard it knocked me over on the sofa. And Phil was out of town and I called him and said, “I think I had a stroke.” But in all fairness, I’m a person who’s always saying, “I think I’ve had a stroke, I think I’ve had a heart attack, I think I’ve had a brain hemorrhage … I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond that affected me so profoundly that my life will never be the same … I get to be not afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it’s a fabulous thing and that death is a gift. And not that you should kill yourself, but that when death comes to you, as it will, that it’s a glorious and beautiful thing. This kind of giant vortex of white light was upon me and I kind of – poof! Sort of took off into this glorious, bright, bright, bright white light and I started to see and be met by some of my friends. But it was very fast – whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was in my body and I was in the room.”
The late, Larry Hagman underwent a liver transplant in 1995 as a result of heavy drinking and during this time had an NDE.
“I was able to look over the edge. I got a little glimpse of what was the next step. I didn’t see a light some people see, but I had a wonderful feeling of bliss and warmth. The bottom line is love, that sounds corny, but it was just lovely, uplifting.
Donald Sutherland had a NDE in 1979 as a result of Meningitis. “Suddenly the pain, fever and acute distress seemed to evaporate. I was floating above my body, surrounded by soft blue light. I began to glide down a long tunnel, away from the bed … but suddenly I found myself back in my body. The doctors told me later that I had actually died for a time.”
The late Elizabeth Taylor In an interview with America’s AIDS magazine, Liz described her NDE again: “I went to that tunnel, saw the white light, and Mike [Todd]. I said, Oh Mike, you’re where I want to be. And he said, ‘No, Baby. You have to turn around and go back because there is something very important for you to do. You cannot give up now.’ It was Mike’s strength and love that brought me back.”
Ozzy Osbourne had a brush with death after he hit a pothole while riding a bike. He was thrown over the handlebars and subsequently fell down a hill – the bike came down on top of him and crushed his chest. Luckily for Ozzy, his security guard rushed to his side and tried to revive him – Ozzy stopped breathing twice and spent 8 days in a coma. He described the accident: “If it wasn’t for Sam I probably wouldn’t be here. He had to bring me back to life twice. I didn’t know where I was or how long I’d been there. I would drift in and out of consciousness. Other times there would be a white light shining through the darkness, but no f—king angels, no one blowing trumpets and no man in a white beard.”
Ozzy credits the crash with helping him to quit drugs and straighten up his life: “You are bopping along through life and have your ups and downs, but it is amazing how two or three seconds can totally change your life.