Singer Ozzy Osbourne has said he twice stopped breathing after being injured in a quad bike crash, it is reported.
Osbourne said the accident had made him "grow up"
Osbourne told the Sunday Mirror he was saved by his bodyguard Sam Ruston who
gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
"If it wasn't for Sam I probably wouldn't be here. He had to bring me back to life twice," he said.
Osbourne, 55, was in a coma for eight days after breaking eight ribs and puncturing a lung in the grounds of his Buckinghamshire mansion in December.
He said the accident had finally made him "grow up". He admitted he had not been wearing a crash helmet at the time of the accident.
"I'll never go near one of those damn bikes again," he said. "The thing nearly killed me. I am lucky to be here today and not paralysed."
At the end of last year Osbourne was voted rock star of the year in a poll of Virgin Radio listeners.