Jason Statham Almost Drowned On Expendables 3 Set

Accident threatens life of action star
ByNathalie ViranyiMonday , 18 August 2014
Jason Statham Almost Drowned On Expendables 3 Set
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Jason Statham at The Expendables 3 premiere in Hollywood

Good thing Jason Statham is a former Olympic diver with extensive knowledge on how to behave underwater, as the action star was faced with a dramatic situation, when he almost drowned while filming The Expendables 3. As the brakes in his character's car failed and the vehicle ran over a cliff, Statham found himself struggling for his life.

The Transporter star, who has trained in diving and martial arts, has often utilized his skills to master action-packed movie roles, but nothing could prepare him for the incident on the set of his latest film.

He tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "The good thing is I lived. It was the closest I'd ever been to drowning. I've done a lot of scuba diving, I've done free diving... No matter how much of that you have done, it doesn't teach you how to breathe underwater. So I came very close to drowning, it was a very harrowing experience."

What a shock for the crew on set and of course, Statham himself. Luckily though, he is alive and well promoting his latest movie venture.

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