Jim Carrey allegedly received the news that he only had “10 minutes to live.”
The 60-year-old Hollywood icon is most known for appearing in blockbuster movies like Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura, and Liar, Liar.
On social media, the actor is very forthcoming with his followers and loves to express his opinions.
Carrey has now shared what transpired when he “really believed” he was about to pass away.
Watch Jim Carrey talk about the time he was told he only had 10 minutes to live…
On The Tonight Show, the actor was discussing the harrowing incident with Jimmy Fallon.
Carrey discusses his new book and explains why the cover of the book features his terrified face.
“The cover is truly my face after I was informed I have 10 minutes to live,” the author claims.
The actor recounts that he received a phone call from his assistant informing him that a missile was headed in his direction when he and his daughter were vacationing in Hawaii.
Everyone in the area was sent an emergency text that read: “Emergency alert: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
“SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
Carrey says that he initially tried to flee, before realising that he did not have time to escape.
“It was completely real to us,” he says.
“And I went – you know – my brain started winding and I tried to get off the island.
“I couldn’t get off the island. And then, the question was posed, should we all try to get together?
“I said, ‘I don’t want to die in my car’.
“And we had to say goodbye. And I sat on Lanai [an island in Hawaii] and looked out at the ocean.
“And at that point, I started going, ‘OK, what can I do with this last moment of time?’.
“I just decided to go through a list of gratitudes and honest to God I just could not stop thinking of wonderful things that have happened to me and blessings I’ve had.”
“It was lovely. And I got to a point of grace at about two minutes to spare I found out it wasn’t actually happening.
“All I was planning to do was close my eyes and be thankful because it’s been a good ride.”
Fallon asked the actor how he reacted when he realised that it had been sent by mistake.
Residents on the island were instructed to seek cover from an approaching missile in the notice that was delivered in January 2018.
Authorities then claimed that a misunderstanding during a drill at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency had occurred.
In the wake of the incident, a worker was reportedly fired.
Thankfully, the horrific situation left the greatly relieved comedy actor with nothing more than a fairly bad recollection.