05/08/2014 07:33 BST | Updated 05/08/2014 07:59 BST

‘The Expendables 3': Sylvester Stallone Reveals Jason Statham Nearly Died In Shock Accident During Filming

Sylvester Stallone has revealed that his ‘The Expendables 3’ co-star Jason Statham narrowly avoided disaster, after a freak accident during filming.

While they were making the movie, the brakes on Jason’s truck failed and he was forced to leap out of the vehicle as it plunged into the Dead Sea.

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Sylvester also reckons Jason’s sporty past had a hand in helping him escape alive.

"We would have drowned,” he continued. “But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”

Before deciding to pursue a career in film, Jason was a diver and even competed for England in the Commonwealth Games in 1990.

Remind yourself of his efforts with the video below...

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