Shakira 'Attacked By Sea Lion' On Holiday
The She Wolf stunner was 'paralysed with fear' during her ordeal...
Shakira has revealed she was attacked by a sea lion during her holiday to Cape Town in South Africa
The She Wolf singer was trying to take a snap of the animal when it jumped out of the water and tried to bite her, after apparently thinking Shakira's mobile phone was a fish.
Speaking of her ordeal in a blog post, which was accompanied by a picture of her injured hand, the 36-year old wrote: "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.
"Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralysed 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. I believe it confused the reflection of the BlackBerry phone I was taking pics with, with some sort of fish. It thought I was teasing it with food."
The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker then later posted a picture of her posing with some penguins, adding: "Today with the penguins! Definitely friendlier!"