Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley (watch video of Paul talk about it on Live With Kelly) and comedienne Joan Rivers had the fright of their lives on Friday (April 13, 2012) after their airplane was struck by lightning on one of the most superstitious days of the year.
The pair were flying on the same jet from Los Angeles to Toronto, Canada and Wesley confesses they both ran into a bout of bad luck.
Taking to his Twitter.com account to alert fans of his brush with death, he wrote…
Friday the 13th and my plane gets struck by lightning.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) April 14, 2012
Rivers poked fun at the incident in a separate message:
I just landed on a plane from LA that was STRUCK by lightning. Thank God everyone is fine. I now think Benjamin Franklin was an ASS!
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 13, 2012
Wesley recounted the horrifying experience during an appearance on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly today, saying:
“I had a really interesting experience. My wife (actress Torrey DeVitto) and I were flying to Toronto for a quick 24-hour trip and we had a really amazing thing happen. Our plane got struck my lightning. It was literally, like, I was sitting here, my wife was here, there was this huge burst of light and this loud (boom). I thought, ‘Oh my god ,the plane is going down,’ I was all frantic. And I look behind me to look at the other passengers and who do I see? Joan Rivers… I thought, ‘This is it, I’m going down with Joan Rivers. This is going to be my final hoorah, my goodbye.’”