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Rockers have always been drawn to a dangerous lifestyle whether it be on or offstage. Risky behavior and freak accidents have almost taken some of our most beloved musicians, but luckily, they escaped these brushes with death.

Has any living rock star had more brushes with death than Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx? During his days as a raging addict, Sixx overdosed a total of… you guessed it… six times. In this video you’ll hear the story behind his most famous overdose, where the bassist actually flatlined for two minutes. Thanks to a metalhead EMT, however, two shots of adrenaline to Sixx’s heart kept the bassist from going into the light.

Heavy drinking almost put Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan out of commission after his developed extreme pancreatitis from years of alcohol abuse. It almost killed McKagan and left the man with internal third-degree burns.

Let’s get into the freak accidents you’ll find in this Loud List. KISS legend Ace Frehley had a legendary encounter with 220 volts of electricity onstage. Even more frightening could be Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s accidental near-evisceration. Flaming magnesium which fueled Metallica’s pyro at the time caught Hetfield, who suffered ridiculous burns because of the mister.

Check out these and other near-fatal experiences in our 10 Terrifying Brushes With Death.

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