Simple Plan were nearly killed on the road when their tour bus driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The Canadian rockers had a lucky escape when the vehicle careered into a ditch, leaving the ADDICTED stars quivering wrecks.

Frontman PIERRE BOUVIER recalls, "We were driving to Chicago and the bus driver fell asleep and drove into a ditch on the side of the road and the bus almost tipped over.

"Luckily we survived but it was pretty scary. It didn't take too long to get a new bus driver."

02/05/2005 17:43