It was recently revealed that Academy Award winner Jared Leto almost died while being interviewed by @Midnight host Chris Hardwick on the Nerdist Podcast recently.
“My plane almost crashed yesterday,” Leto said. “We made an emergency landing in the middle of Colorado.”
Leto was on the podcast to promote his documentary City of Angels as well as his Academy Award nomination.
The interview was recorded before the Academy Awards took place, where leto won best supporting actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. However, the interview wasn’t released until Monday.
Leto didn’t divulge any details on the experience, saying that he shouldn’t talk about it. It is unclear what exactly happened to the plane due to his lack of commentary on the incident, though he did reveal his feelings during the experience.
“It was brutal and weird and intense and yeah. We just had a really dangerous thing happen,” Leto said.
Leto was touring for his band 30 Seconds to Mars prior to the Academy Awards. He appeared to have a healthy attitude about the near death experience, deciding to talk about the delicious food he had while he was in Colorado as opposed to the incident itself saying “it was the most amazing food ever.”
“I love that you found the silver lining in that somehow,” Hardwick said.
Be sure to check out the full interview with Leto on the Nerdist website.
Academy Award Winner Jared Leto Almost Died