Michael Stipe Nearly Died
He told the New York Post, "I nearly died at 14. I was a Boy Scout lost on top of a mountain. It was very cold, wet and horrific. My father thought I was dead. First stage of hypothermia is uncontrollable shivers. Then, hallucinations. Then you fall asleep – then you're gone. I had the first two stages."
Stipe believes that the harrowing incident scarred him for life and contributed to his fear of the outdoors. "When I got home I went inside and almost never came out," he said. "I've since developed a fear of the outdoors." more on this story
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