Was I really near death or is my Dr being over dramatic?

I went to see a Dr due to being in a car accident. He measures my blood pressure and is shocked that it's 180/120. He asks me if I am on blood pressure medication which I say no since I never knew it was that high. He says I would have died in a week if not for the car accident.
Update: It actually got higher at home 190/125. Yes I am now on blood pressure medication.
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