Actor Jared Leto has shared a series of heart-stopping photos from the day he nearly died, almost 200m up a rock face.
Actor Jared Leto has shared a series of heart-stopping photos from the day he nearly died, almost 200m up a rock face.

Jared Leto: ‘The day I nearly died’

Jared Leto is reflecting on a terrifying moment in his life.

The 48-year-old actor took to social media on Friday where he revealed he "nearly died" while rock climbing with Alex Honnold, the subject of the 2018 documentary Free Solo.

"Not to sound dramatic, but this is the day I nearly died," Leto began the caption of his post. "Took a pretty good fall climbing with @alexhonnold at Red Rock.

Jared Letos' rock climbing near-accident
Jared Letos' rock climbing near-accident

"Looked up and within seconds the rope was being cut by the rock while I dangled some 600 ft in the air," the Suicide Squad star continued. "I remember looking down at the ground below. It was a strange moment - less fear, more matter of fact, and slightly melancholy. The adrenaline came after, when I got back on the wall."

Thankfully, they "made it through and lived to see another day," Leto said.

 

That's not ideal.
That's not ideal.

Looking back at that moment, the star added "overall it was actually quite fun" and the pair "continued climbing into the night."

The actor also shared two photos: one close-up picture of himself climbing and another snapshot of a visibly-frayed climbing rope.

Leto posted a video of the incident as well. "Holy f**ing s**t! Holy f**k!" he said in the clip, which shows Leto holding the damaged rope:

 

 

"It was fraying right at the point," he noted.

During a 2018 appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Leto also spoke about the scary incident. "I took a fall and the rope as I swung out over 600 feet, the rope [ …] was being cut by the rock."

 

Leto’s 2019 Met Gala look, aka “what could’ve happened if my rope snapped.” Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Leto’s 2019 Met Gala look, aka “what could’ve happened if my rope snapped.” Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 

This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission.


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