Gerard Butler Surf Accident Footage Revealed
See clip of massive swell which nearly killed Hollywood star...
Video footage showing the film location surfing accident which nearly claimed the life of actorGerard Butler has been released for the first time.
The movie hunk appeared on Good Morning America yesterday morning, and confessed to presenter Lara Spencer that he had thought he was going to die as he was held underwater by powerful waves.
As the clip from the filming of Chasing Mavericks began, he said: "Nobody's seen this before actually.
"It was like a tsunami coming in. That's crazy, even when I see it now. Brings back memories.
"I just didn't come back up really. I was down for a long time and I started to think, 'Wow, I'm going to die making a movie'."
The 300 star became dependent on prescription painkillers - which led to a stint in rehab earlier this year.
The movie, about a pioneering surfer conquering the massive waves near San Francisco, is released on 2 November in the UK.