Try and imagine Vanderpump Rules without Jax Taylor.
It’s almost impossible to envision, right?? Well, thanks to Monday night’s episode of the Bravo hit, we learned that the SUR bartender had a near death experience during a group trip to Big Bear, CA. Yikes.
In fact, during the episode, Jax himself admitted that he “cheated death.” Here’s what happened…
After not being able to get his run in due to the getaway spot’s mountain altitude, Jax decided he’d work out by swimming a few laps instead. Scheana Marie‘s boyfriend Rob Valletta warned Jax to take it easy, but in typical Jax fashion, the restaurant worker didn’t heed the warning.
Amid his first lap, Taylor got “winded” and called out for the lifeguard’s help. In a confessional, Stassi Schroeder‘s ex admitted:
“…the pain is hitting me right in my chest.”
At first, the lifeguard didn’t take Jax’s pleas seriously. However, after some begging, the lifeguard dove in and rescued the Bravolebrity. The incident certainly gave the 38-year-old a shock as he had flashbacks of the people he’s “never gonna see ever again” and of “all the dumb shit” he has done.
To make matters worse, Scheana, Lala Kent, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, and girlfriend Brittany Cartwright all watched the rescue go down — and cackled about it. Immediately after the near drowning, Jax expressed:
“If there wasn’t a lifeguard there, I wouldn’t be here right now. And I’m a strong swimmer!”
Nonetheless, later on, Lisa Vanderpump‘s employee was able to see it as a “kind of a funny situation.” He noted:
“I am a grown man who almost drown[ed] swimming a hundred yards. That was embarrassing.”
Other episode highlights include Rob telling the guys that he isn’t ready to tell Scheana he loves her, Raquel Leviss confronting Lala for her flirtatious friendship with James, etc.
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