For a comedian, Amy Schumer does get herself into some serious situations.
The New York native revealed that she wasn’t involved with theater in high school. Instead, she dished about how she spent her free time playing volleyball, and often enjoyed a certain high risk sport. So how’d she get into a dangerous sitch? Find out, after the jump!
Amy Schumer almost died while…surfing!
She spilled about one time when she accidentally stabbed herself with a fin from the bottom of her board, as she loved to surf in high school. She said:
“I have a pretty bad scar on my leg from surfing. Forty-one stitches, three layers. I skegged myself. My whole fin went into my leg, and I had to yank it out. I was by myself.”
UGH. The Trainwreck star added that she was out pretty far in the ocean and almost didn’t find anyone to help her stop the bleeding:
“I had to pick up my board, swim in. It was just about to be winter and no one was on the beach. But I found like one guy with this other guy. I was like, ‘I need you to hold my leg.’ I was delegating. And he held my leg closed with his bare hands—just fat and blood coming out. I wish I knew who that guy was, because he saved my life, for sure. He had blue toenail polish and nail polish; he had long stringy hair. And I remember him being beautiful. Anyway, he held my leg closed.”
Not to mention her Dad did NOT like what happened to his little girl:
“I was terrified. I was supposed to go into Manhattan that day with my dad. He was going to come meet me after I surfed for a while. A crowd formed around me and I could see my dad looking for me on the beach. I was like, ‘That’s my dad. But don’t get him. He’s going to freak out. He’s real sensitive. He’s going to cry.’ But they got him. And he just looked at my leg, and he went [makes a sucking sound]. Kind of like sucked his teeth in? And the tide was coming in. So he was like, ‘Put her on the board! Carry her in more!’ And people kept putting towels and towels on me. I was like, ‘I’m not cold—there’s a hole in my leg.’ I was making jokes. It took maybe 15 minutes for the ambulance to get there.”
In the moment, she thought she was going to lose her leg. Thankfully, it all turned out a-okay.
“That was my first thought. That’s why I got right out of there. But my thoughts while I was coming out—I remember them. I thought, Well, I’m going to die. I can’t believe I’m going to die like this. Then I’m like, Oh, no [I’m not going to die]—but I’m going to lose my leg. And now I’m going to have to go and be a speaker at high schools and, like, motivate people. I was so annoyed about my life. I was just like, Ucchh. And then it was fine.”
(Via Vanity Fair)