Tinie Tempah Traumatized by Parasailing Accident

August 09, 2010 04:02:41 GMT

The harness that held the rapper and his manager up above the air snapped and he had to do a crash landing which could cost him his life.

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British rapper Tinie Tempah feared for his life after his harness snapped while he was parasailing with his manager in Greece last month. The star and his agent were enjoying the water sport during a holiday on the island of Corfu when the rapper had to crash land into the sea after the straps holding him up broke away.

And Tempah, real name Patrick Chukwuem Okogwu Jr., is thankful he and his manager survived the scary experience after reading about a man dying in a similar accident. He tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "It was scary stuff man. Suddenly the harness snapped and I'm holding on to my manager looking down. I was pretty scared. Then I read about that guy who got killed when his harness broke and it makes you realize how lucky I was."

"I'm not doing anything like that again for a long time. There's lots I want to achieve musically in my career and I don't want to risk getting splattered until I've done them!"


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posted by JoelPG on Aug 09, 2010
This is not a paragliding accident. Most likely parasailing - where a parachute is pulled by a boat. Unfortunate to attribute an accident attirbuted to poor-quality equipment, to the wrong sport

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