13 Famous People You Didn't Know Have Been Shot (And Lived!)
Whether it was an unfortunate childhood incident or a senseless act of violence from a third party, these famous people all took a bullet...and luckily lived to talk about it.
The "Ice Ice Baby" rapper was involved in illegal street racing and drug dealing in his early years and was often arrested before he signed to a record deal. He was wounded from a gun shot wound that happened in an early street rumble, but he survived and has since been able to find a loyal (if not very big) fan following.
On June 3, 1968, famous artist Andy Warhol was shot by a radical feminist who felt he had snubbed her professionally. He was critically wounded from the attack and had to undergo open-heart surgery to survive. Not only did he experience medical side effects from the incident for the rest of his life, but his art was drastically impacted by the violence.
The actress and wife of John Travolta was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but she called the relationship off after Sheen accidentally shot her in the arm. It's safe to say she made the right decision.
The famous country singer has plenty of song material from his personal life: he was shot by his ex-wife in 1994. Even though the bullet reportedly went through his heart and both lungs, he miraculously survived (and perhaps even more incredibly) chose not to press any charges.
The popular singer was the victim of a drive-by shooting in 2005. He survived with minor gunshot wounds, but his longtime manager Robert Montanez was tragically killed in the attack.
The famous film director served in Vietnam where he was severely wounded by gunfire twice. He survived both incidents and was ultimately awarded a Purple Heart for his service.
The famous actress and model accidentally shot herself on October 23, 1982, in her home in Bedford, New York. The actress survived and a later investigation revealed that she accidentally shot herself in the abdomen with a .38 caliber revolver at her 25-room estate. She was trying to determine if the weapon was loaded at the time of the incident.
The son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, Peter is famous in his own right. He's also lucky to be alive: on his eleventh birthday, he accidentally shot himself in the stomach and nearly died.
Back in 2000 the iconic rapper was shot nine times in New York City outside of his grandmother's house. It took him five months to recover from the incident, which he used to draw inspiration for a creative resurgence in his career.
The prolific actor was a soldier before he hit Hollywood, and during this time he was wounded twice in Korea. One major wound was caused by shrapnel fire hitting him in the face, and another was a gunshot wound in his back that he got while diving into a foxhole to take cover from enemy fire. Garner would later receive two Purple Hearts for his service in Korea.
The king of reggae was seriously wounded when gunmen showed up at a concert he was playing for Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. Marley, along with his wife and manager, sustained serious injuries but all three recovered. Most biographers agree that the shooting was a politically charged assassination attempt as the concert was held by a political figure in an attempt to ease friction between two political factions in Jamaica.
The rapper was 12 years old when he accidentally shot himself with a 9 mm handgun. Luckily, an off-duty police officer was nearby and drove him to a hospital to treat his injuries.
The former "Grey's Anatomy" star has been very coy about a childhood incident that left him with a gunshot wound, saying only in an interview that he had been "popping his mouth to the wrong person."