Some people think that celebrities are free from threats and terror, but this is not the reality. Like regular folks, celebrities are also prone to threats and dangers. Many famous stars of Hollywood have experienced abduction due to their high celebrity status. Following are the stars who were kidnapped.
The musician is best known for his work as a lead singer in the former band “The Calling”. The song that became the cause of his fame was “Wherever you will go”. According to CNN, the singer claimed that he has been abducted and robbed back in 2013. Alex was injured during the assault and few of his teeth broke. The incident occurred when the musician announced the reformation of his former band with new guys. The reason behind his abduction is still a mystery.
The singer was a well-known member of female singing group “The Supremes” in 1967. This singer’s kidnapping story is a bit crazy. According to the Rare soul, Birdsong was going to her home with her boyfriend and a friend when her neighbor attacked her and abducted her at knifepoint. Her neighbor Charles L. Collier forced her to tie her boyfriend and friend and drove her with her in his car. According to the singer, she at once grabbed the knife and jumped out of the car in order to escape. Birdsong got some cuts during this process and the kidnapper was arrested four days later.
The famous English actor has performed on television, radio, and theater. Acting is in his blood because his father and mother were also actors. Back before he becomes the famous actor, Benedict along with two of his friends had a terrifying encounter with robbers in South Africa. They were six in number. The incident took place when Cumberbatch and his friends stopped on a road to change their flat tire. The gunmen demanded money from them. The actor told the Hollywood Reporter that the kidnappers bound them and drove them to a remote area where they assaulted them and threw them on the ground. However, the boys managed to escape and that is an unforgettable incident of their lives.
The famous producer as well as a director was born in New Zealand but spent most of his life in Australia. He was also a good actor and has won an Academy Award for Best Actor. As far as his abduction is concerned, Russell was not actually kidnapped but there was a plot to kidnap him. According to FBI, Al-Qaeda plotted to kidnap the director as a part of “cultural destabilization plot”. It was the first time that Crowe heard of some terrorist organization in his life. Apart from his personal security panel, FBI also provided tight security to Russell amid the security threats.