Seth MacFarlane’s near brush with death

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, the force behind one of TV’s most controversial shows about a dysfunctional Rhode Island family, has shared he nearly died on September 11th.

MacFarlane revealed to Extra his 9/11 connection saying, “I was actually booked on the first flight that hit…I missed it by about 10 minutes.” 

As for why he missed the flight, he continued, “It was a combination of a typo on the part of my travel agent… and a bit too much of the JD the night before.”  

MacFarlane added, “I don’t think everything happens for a reason…I think there are coincidences…There are accidents…I can’t afford to attach too much to it…because then I wouldn’t be able to write comedy anymore.”

MacFarlane joins Mark Wahlberg, who also skipped a fated flight that day.  The actor and some friends were booked on United Airlines flight 93 from his native Boston, Mass., to Los Angeles, which was hijacked by Al-Qaida terrorists.  He rebooked at the last minute.

Brave passengers forced the jet to crash into a field in Pennsylvania before it could reach it’s intended target, and the thought that he could have been involved still haunts Wahlberg according to past interviews.

For more with Seth MacFarlane tune into “Extra” tonight and tune in to Fox on Sunday, May 3rd for Family Guy finale.

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