Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey survived both a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988 and cocaine overdose seven years later that he says caused him to give up the drug for good.

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Today, the film star is sharing memories from his storied life in his recently published autobiography, “Buseyisms: Gary Busey’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” In the book, Gary uses “Buseyisms” to tell his life’s story. He uses the letters of existing words to create new meanings.

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“NUTS,” says the 74-year-old, “N-U-T-S. That stands for Never Underestimate The Spirit.”

The actor says his expanded definition for the word TRUTH is “Taking Real Understanding To Heart.”

“These are surprisingly thoughtful and profound,” says Dr. Phil in the video above.

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Gary also striving to overcome the long-term effects of the traumatic brain injury he suffered in that motorcycle crash three decades ago. He’s working with Dr. Daniel Amen, a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and founder of Amen Clinics.

“Gary is amazing. He will continue to get better as long as he puts his brain in a healing environment,” he says.

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Dr. Amen says he’s using a multi-level approach to help Gary and others to “rescue” their brains. A nine-time bestselling author, Dr. Amen’s newest book, “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last,” is available online and wherever books are sold.

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