Kiwi singer Mitch James recounts near miss in terrifying car accident that could have killed him

Kiwi crooner Mitch James revealed he was involved in a near-fatal car accident two weeks ago after his friend lost control at the wheel of a speeding car. 

Appearing on More FM's afternoon show with Jay-Jay Feeney and Paul 'Flynny' Flynn alongside Drax Project frontman Shaan Singh, James recounted the terrifying close call, saying he was "centimetres" from death. 

"I almost died in a car accident about two weeks ago," the 'Be Somebody' singer said. 

"My mate was driving - speeding down this street. He's quite loaded… he was in a Mercedes, a really nice one. 

"He was speeding, hit the brakes, the car locked up and smashed into this metal barrier - we were about 30 or 40cm away from rolling off a 300 meter cliff." 

"Oh, God," Flynny remarked, while Feeney agreed it was a "terrifying thought". 

Singh, who is headlining a national tour alongside James with his band Drax Project, remarked that James had been "pacing it out" in his hotel room. 

"I'm okay physically, just a bit of whiplash or whatever," James continued. 

"I would have been 100 percent dead had we gone 30 more centimetres." 

Mitch James and Drax Project begin their tour at Auckland's Power Station on June 18 before playing the Town Hall on June 19. 

They'll perform two shows at Wellington's Shed 6 on June 25 and 26, then head to Dunedin's Town Hall on July 2, Christchurch's Town Hall on July 3 and Hamilton's Claudelands Arena on July 24.