Jane Seymour is getting candid about a near-death experience she had all the way back in 1988. While filming Live and Let Die Seymour had a close encounter with the other side after she contracted bronchitis. Instead of the antibiotic being administered into her muscle, the medicine was injected into her vein.
“I have no idea. I do know that I left my body [after the near-lethal antibiotics]. I did see the white light and I did look down and quite clearly see and hear everyone screaming and trying to resuscitate me, which they were able to do. But when you’re out of your body, everything goes very calm.”
Seymour said that when looking back on her life she doesn’t have many regrets. “I really don’t [have many regrets],” she said. “I’ve probably made millions of mistakes but I think I’ve grown from all the experiences I’ve had. Compared with a lot of people, I’ve had an absolutely magical life.”
The actress has also undergone fights with other health issues including leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), and she suffered pre-eclampsia before the birth of her twins. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease with symptoms such as a high fever, red eyes, and jaundice.
Ever since her close brush with death, Seymour has gone on to make a household name for herself. Most recently she’s starred in the 2021 Australian drama Ruby’s Choice and the 2020 comedy-drama Friendsgiving.