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03 March 2024

Pop sensation Shakira attacked by sea lion


Pop sensation Shakira was attacked by a mad sea lion which thought her mobile phone was a fish.

The 35-year-old ‘Hips Don't Lie’ singer was attempting to take a photo of the giant animal when it jumped out of the water and tried to bite her.

Her brother bravely pulled her away from "the beast", leaving them both with minor scratches.

Colombian Shakira posted a blog and pictures of the incident, which happened last weekend during her holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.

She said: "This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought how cute they were so decided to get closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock.

"Suddenly, one jumped out of the water so fast that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me.”

A post on her Facebook page entitled 'Special Report: Attacked by a Sea Lion', she wrote: "Omg what just happened to me! I was attacked by a sea lion!

"Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother "Super Tony" jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast.

"We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves. (sic)"