WOKR TV (US), September 3, 2003
Halle Voted Hollywood's Most Accident-Prone
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has been handed an unwanted award - Hollywood's most accident-prone celebrity.
The "Monster's Ball" beauty, 37, has incurred a vast array of injuries while making movies and going about her daily life, encountering two car accidents, one broken arm and one eye wound.
While playing Jinx in the James Bond film "Die Another Day" with Pierce Brosnan last year, Berry was shooting a fight scene when debris from a smoke grenade lodged in her left eye. She was rushed to hospital to remove the fragment. Later, during a steamy love scene with Brosnan, Berry choked on a piece of fruit.
Brosnan recalls, "She was gagging and waving her arms. I banged her back, and put my arms around her to do the Heimlich, and somehow she expelled the fruit."
In May, Berry broke her right arm while filming a violent scene in "Gothika," delaying shooting while she recovered.
Three years ago, the actress suffered a deep gash to her forehead requiring 22 stitches when she crashed her car into another vehicle. And in 1998, she was sued by a motorist who claimed she'd rammed her car into his vehicle in Hollywood. Luckily, she escaped injury.
In Touch magazine's full top 10 of accident-prone celebrities is as follows:
1. HALLE BERRY
2. MATTHEW PERRY
3. MICHAEL JACKSON
4. KELLY OSBOURNE
6. HARRISON FORD
7. JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
8. JASON PRIESTLEY
9. KEANU REEVES
10. JENNIFER ANISTON