Jason Statham Almost Died: Actor Almost Killed Filming ‘The Expendables 3’

August 7, 2014 | By TheSpreadit More

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Jason Statham almost died while shooting his latest movie The Expendables 3, that will be released on August 15. The shocking revelation was made by his co-star Sylvester Stallone.

Jason Statham almost died doing his job. The 47-year-old English actor was shooting a scene in Bulgaria when a malfunction took place that almost killed him. Although the information was out before, his colleague on the film Sylvester Stallone shed new light this week on what happened that day.

Statham was driving a truck, that landed in the Black Sea because of a brake failure. Thankfully for model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s partner, he is a very good swimmer and the truck’s doors were removed prior to the incident. Stallone said:

“He faced death. He was test-driving a three-ton truck and the brakes run out.It went down 60ft into the Black Sea and became impaled.”

The Rambo movie series actor also added:

“Luckily we had taken the doors off before. “If anyone else had been in that truck we would have been dead because we were all wearing heavy boots and gun belts. We would have drowned. But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”

So a stunt almost cost Statham his life, he was saved by his former career. Before the Homefront actor became a huge movie star, he was a model and a diver. Statham’s diving skills got him a spot on the British National Diving Squad for 12 years and he also represented England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games when he was 23 years old.

After ending his career as a diver, he moved to Paris and worked as model until he was discovered by Madonna’s ex-husband director Guy Ritchie in 1998. The rest is history. Stallone sharing of Statham’s on-set near death experience has sparked interest in the Parker star’s past life as a diver. It brought old photos and video footages from the 1980’s to the forefront.

Statham is a man of many talents. Although The Expendables 3 is not event out as yet, there is already talk of a fourth installment. Hulk Hogan and Pierce Brosnan already have their names attached to the project.

In 2015, Statham will be part of Fast & Furious 7 and Spy with Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Rose Byrne. Both movies are scheduled for releases before the end of spring.


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