Actor Gerard Butler is lucky to be alive! The “Chasing Mavericks” star revealed to “Extra” that he nearly died while making the surfing movie. It happened when a set of waves pulled him underwater, dragging him over deadly reefs.

“It went from that stage of, ‘this is scary’ to ‘wait a minute…this is getting to be too much’ and then you start going ‘this might be it,’” Butler told Jerry Penacoli.

Gerard Butler’s Brush with Death on the ‘Chasing Mavericks’ Set
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When Gerard finally came up from the waves, his colleagues couldn’t reach him and he went back down again. He explained, “What happened to me – maybe it's because I got through it – was an incredible experience. And will remain with me forever. It was very profound.”
 


Catch “Chasing Mavericks,” in theaters on Oct. 26.

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