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While many Chicagoans are still mourning the untimely demise of the Cubs’ 2015 World Series chances, the Mets just fell to the Kansas City Royals. And if enough rest doesn’t do the trick, the Mets’ superstar, Matt Harvey, has a nice insurance policy to fall back on should he injure his pitching arm. While the amount his arm is insured for is unknown, it definitely gives the pitcher some peace of mind when stepping up to the mound.

This isn’t the first time a celebrity or athlete has insured a body part. Bizarre or narcissistic as it may seem, it actually makes a lot of sense. Just as a business owner would insure his or her money-making products or assets, so do celebrities. Check out a few of the celebrities who have coverage in place on a slew of body parts:

Tina Turner notoriously had her legs insured for $3.2 million and she wasn’t the only celebrity with expensive stems. Jamie Lee Curtis and Heidi Klum both have policies on their legs as well as soccer stars David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bruce Springsteen has his vocal chords insured for a reported $6 million. The Boss is in good company as Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart are also both reported to have taken out policies on their voices as well.

Julia Roberts reportedly insured her famous toothy smile for a whopping $30 million, while Gene Simmons’ tongue is insured for a paltry $1 million.

Keith Richards has his guitar playing fingers insured for a cool $1.6 million.

Daniel Craig took the comprehensive route, insuring his entire body for $9.5 million while shooting as James Bond and doing a good deal of his own stunt work.

So maybe celebrities really are just like us, except while we insure our homes, businesses, and autos, celebrities are insuring their various limbs.

 

Sources:

http://espn.go.com/newyork/mlb/story/_/id/13932153/matt-harvey-newyork-mets-insurance-policy-courtesy-agent-scott-boras

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1051637&page=1

http://www.businessinsider.com/20-celebrities-who-insured-their-bodies-for-millions-2012-3?op=1

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/oct/25/james-bond-stunts

 

 

 

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