Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has credited a manager at YouTube.com with inadvertently saving his life after he was almost caught up in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.
The rapper was booked to stay at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel during a visit to India for an event organised by the online video service but he was asked to delay his trip by a day.
It meant he was fortunate to avoid being at the hotel when gunmen ran amok in November, 2008, killing 164 people in a series of co-ordinated attacks.
He says, "YouTube saved my life. We were supposed to be in that hotel."