ian somerhalderIan Somerhalder shared some scary news yesterday. The Vampire Diaries actor revealed in a tweet that he was supposed to be on Paris-bound TWA flight 800 that crashed off the shore of Long Island on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers and crew on board.

He gave no details about what stopped him from getting on that ill-fated flight, but now that the seed's been planted, I'm sure we'll get the full story soon enough.

The plane crash has sparked many a conspiracy theory -- the official report is that a fuel tank exploded, but some hypothesize that there was something more sinister at play. Perhaps a rogue Navy missile? A meteor? A bomb? The investigation, consequently, has been reopened.

Having narrowly avoided this horrifying tragedy, it's sort of bizarre that Ian would go on to play Boone Carlyle in Lost, a man who survives a terrifying and mysterious plane crash.

It's also bizarre that Ian would play this kind of sympathy card. We love him, but he misses no chance to draw attention to himself. If he's not playing up the drama surrounding his breakup, he's milking the Fifty Shades rumors, or sharing that he almost died, but didn't.

And we'll be here to cover it all, of course.

Pro tip for Ian, though -- if he wants the ultimate amount of press, a pregnancy is always a good idea.

What are your thoughts on Ian's plane crash revelation?

 

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