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DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, a 35-year-old musician, is crediting a plane crash for saving his life after doctors discovered a potentially fatal blood clot in a scan that took place while he was hospitalized. According to My Park Magazine, a U.K. Web site, he said, “In the burn center, they did a scan and found that I had a blood clot that in this flight could have traveled to my heart and I could have died.” Goldstein believes the clot could have been caused by his frequent long-haul flights. After revealing he currently has nearly two million frequent flyer miles, Adam said doctors put him on blood-thinning medication and implanted a filter in his vein to get rid of the clot.