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Jim Carrey shares his near-death experience

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

18th Jul, 2020. 06:34 pm
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Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has been making people laugh with his comedic roles since forever. Yet his real-life seems to have been as dramatic as his reel life.

While giving an interview, the Bruce Almighty actor revealed his near-death experience when he received a missile alert in 2008 in Hawai.

The Truman Show star revealed that he used his reaction to the news for the cover of his new book Memoirs and Misinformation.

“That cover is actually my face after being told that I had 10 minutes to live. And that’s for real. A fake missile alert in Hawaii. I was there. I was writing. My assistant Linda called me, she was crying, she said, ‘We have 10 minutes left.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ She said, ‘The missiles are coming’.”

The 58-year-old actor went on to say,

“I couldn’t get off the island. The question was posed — should we all try to get together? I said, ‘I don’t want to die in my car.’ And we had to say goodbye.”

He added,

“I just decided to go through a list of gratitudes. Honest to God, I just could not stop thinking of wonderful things that have happened to me and blessings that I’ve had. It was lovely. And I got to a point of grace with about two minutes to spare when I found out it wasn’t actually happening. And all I was planning to do was close my eyes and be thankful because it’s been a good ride.”

Back in January 2018, residents in Hawaii got a cellphone warning saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

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