Will.i.am came back to life

Will.i.am

Will.i.am died and came back to life.

The Black Eyed Peas front man drowned as a youngster but thankfully was resuscitated.

The 38-year-old music mogul claims that he was dead for a short time after mother Debra told him not to enter a pool.

“I was like, ‘Ma, can I go swimming?’ She was like ‘no, boy, you ain’t going in no swimming pool’,” he told British newspaper the Daily Mirror.

“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.

“So I’m walking and I start sinking and then I drown. I’m under water for about three or four minutes.”

However a pal helped bring The Voice UK judge back to life by giving him CPR.

“They gave me mouth to mouth and then I’m, like, dead. And then I come back,” he continued.

“They took me to hospital and I’m in there for about a week or something. I almost lost my life.

“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…”

The star, who has won seven Grammy Awards and sold 33 million albums, now believes in taking the advice of those wiser and being in the right place at the right time.

“And just the reminder of, like, don’t do things that you know you shouldn’t be doing,” he added.

“I shouldn’t have been swimming because I never knew how to swim.”

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