Ryan Reynolds hit by a drunk driver as a teen
August 4th, 2011
04:21 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds hit by a drunk driver as a teen

Ryan Reynolds has revealed that a responsible move on his part nearly proved fatal. As a teenager, the actor experienced a very scary night out in his native Vancouver, Canada.

"When I was 19 I was drinking," the “Green Lantern star tells CTV News. "I was at a bar and I had a few drinks and I thought, 'You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to leave my car here, be responsible.' I started to walk home and I was hit by a drunk driver."

As a result, the now 34-year-old actor broke "every bone" on his left side and was unconscious for three days.

Reynolds woke up to his father holding a vomit tray. “I guess I had been heaving in my unconscious,” he explains. “And nothing says love like painting someone with three-day-old Gin Rummies. Just soaked the man head to toe in my vomit."

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. wannaknowwhyhefirst

    Cause I kept him up all night while I was doing his mom, she is a screamer after all.

    August 5, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    D@mned if you do, d@mned if you don't!

    August 5, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sigmund Freud

    The compulsion to be first arises from a deep-seated inferiority complex and a fear of failure. I recommend electro-shock followed by complete lobotomy.

    August 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Angelique

    I read somewhere that firsties are usually sociopaths.

    August 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jonny banana

    shoulda called a frickin cab.

    August 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. alecia

    @tracie there is something wrong with you!

    August 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alecia

    Oh the irony of it all!

    August 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ryan Reynolds Father

    I wish they had hit him harder. He's a doooooooooooosh

    August 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      why does this article seem to attract every idiot on the internet?

      August 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      and were yyou a victim of fetal alchohol syndrome.or are you aiming for the professinoal idiot ranks?dont try to run for thepublicans.they dont need any more fools

      August 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GHK352

    Let this be a lesson kids. If your drunk, don't drive. & if you're a drunk pedestrian, don't walk anywhere in Canada

    August 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. duh

    Firsties have no life!!

    August 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pedro

    One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
    Two can be as bad as one
    It's the loneliest number since the number one

    August 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Junkpile

    All replies below are beneath me as I am the alpha and omega Firsty.

    August 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |

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