David Tennant cheated death aged 12
9 April 2018 - 1:00 PM

David Tennant cheated death aged 12

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David Tennant nearly died when he fell 15ft from a banister.

The former "Doctor Who" star feared his days were over when was doing a spot of "mountaineering" at his house aged 12 and his adventurous climbing went wrong resulting in him crashing to the floor, grabbing a spindle on the way down.

He said: "The closest I've come to death was when I was 12. I was mountaineering up the banister in the house, on the outside.

"I'd just reached the top and looked down, then lost my grip. In a split second, I managed to catch the bottom of a spindle before I crashed 15ft to the floor."

When the 46-year-old actor does eventually meet his maker he isn't bothered about leaving a legacy behind because he won't be here to appreciate it.

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He added: "I don't care how I'll be remembered, because I won't be here to observe it.

"But I would like to be remembered by my family benevolently."

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David was once "stunned" when one of his close pals told him he's "not as nice" as he thinks he is and has since realised trying to be pleasant all the time can be "quite limiting" rather than being open about your opinions, whether they are positive or negative.

He told The Observer Magazine: "A good friend once told me, "You're not as nice as you think you are."

"I was stunned because it seemed quite harsh at the time, but she was actually right.

"She was being cruel to be kind. However, sometimes allowing yourself to be honest about how you're feeling can be more useful than pretending you're such a nice person that you can't ever have a negative thought.

"Niceness isn't always a virtue, it can be quite limiting."

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