Music: Deliverance

Everlast finds new life in a near death experience

Death can be a highly overrated experience. Just ask rapper Everlast. There were no brilliant shafts of light, no trumpets sounding, no beating of wings, none of the spectacular revelations that Hollywood films and Oprah segments have conditioned us to expect along the passage to the other side. When Everlast suffered a coronary two years ago at age 29, it was lights out--fade to black. His doctors saved him by putting him into a deep freeze--a kind of virtual death--so they could stop his damaged heart and repair it. He awoke in a hospital three days later with a new heart...

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