Jane Seymour once died after going into an anaphylactic shock on a film set, she claims in a new interview.
The former "Bond" girl detailed the bizarre story from 1988 on the recent ID1OT podcast, claiming she had an "awakening" during the moment which "changed her whole life."
"I had anaphylactic shock and I died and I was resuscitated," she said, noting that it occurred while she filmed "Onassis: The Richest Man in the World." "After the injection I could feel my throat close, my heart beating too fast, it was like a loud noise in my chest and then suddenly silence, complete peace, peace like I'd never experienced except when I've tried to do meditation."
Jane, 69, said she looked down during that moment and saw herself.
"I saw this white light and then I looked down and I saw this body and it looked like me, and I've seen myself in movies and I know what I look like," she said. "There I am and there's this man screaming in Spanish 'emergency, ambulance,' and now my naked backside and two huge syringes, and he's screaming down the phone. And it's like you're floating round the room, and I could see the syringe with blood in it. Then I remember looking back up at the white light."
All she could think about was her family.
"I remember just saying if I can I want to get back in that body because I have kids that I want to raise and I will not waste my time, I want to make a difference," she said.
Not everyone was sympathetic to her medical situation, she said, claiming the film producer accused her of trying to sabotage her role as Maria Callas.
"When I eventually got back in my body — cortisone and adrenaline is what got me back — my body was shaking and the producer was saying, 'She's being hysterical, she's afraid of the role, she doesn't want to play the part,'" she said, contending, "No, I was not faking. The insurance doctor said, 'You were nearly not here.'"
The situation had a huge impact on Jane, and for a while she was even afraid to close her eyes.
"After that happened my whole life changed because I realized that dying didn't hurt, that when you died you left your body and you could actually see and hear everything that was happening," she said. "Then I realized you only take two things with you when you die, that is the love you share in your life and the difference you've made. It was an incredible awakening."