Frontman for the Black Eyed Peas and current X Factor UK judge opened up about dying when he was a youngster to the Daily Mirror UK. When his mother instructed him to not enter the swimming pool, Will.I.Am disobeyed and entered anyway. He recalls, “So my mom said no but I did the opposite. I’ve never been in a swimming pool and so I don’t know the difference between 3ft and 9ft – I’m thinking that everything is at the height that I’m at.”
The Grammy-Award winner sank and was under water between three and four minutes until a friend saved his life. He was dead when they began conducting CPR but was ultimately revived. “I did lose my life but when I came to and I was in the hospital… to see the worry on my mom and my uncle’s faces,” he goes on. He says that he now listens to those who are much older and wiser.
Rumors circulated on Tuesday that the singer had died at the age of 38. Many fans were in shock to find out and were leaving consoling messages on his Facebook page, according to Media Mass. However, the rumors were untrue and many fans were upset. Will.I.Am joins a long list of celebrities who had been falsely claimed to have dies.
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