Eleven Famous People who survived being shot- Pope John Paul II
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pope John Paul II was beloved by millions – hell, billions – around the world. But that didn’t stop a Turkish gunman from trying to assassinate the holy man during a speech in St. Peter’s Square in 1981. Shot in the stomach, the Pope lost ¾ of his blood and underwent five hours of emergency surgery. He miraculously survived and went on to become a much beloved figure throughout the world. His would-be assassin, however, was whipped up on by a nun (!) and restrained by various bystanders until the cops hauled him off to prison, where he was visited by the Pope in 1983, who met privately with the man, claimed that he forgave him and told people that he had his complete trust, which honestly is some of the most gangster shit I’ve ever heard. The nun would go on to win the WWE Women’s title a record 17 times.