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DJ AM -- Plane Crash Saved Me ... For Real

10/17/2008 1:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hard to believe, but the plane crash that nearly killed DJ AM and Travis Barker may actually have saved AM's life.

He tells People doctors at the burn center found a blood clot in his leg that could've killed him if it hadn't been treated. AM says the clot "could have traveled to my heart and I could have died" but docs put a filter in his vein and gave him blood thinners.

"I have a great deal of faith that everything happens for a reason," he says.

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