Shakira was saved by her brother this past weekend when the popular singer was attacked by a sea lion.
You might think some people are making this up, but this information didn’t come from an unnamed source or a tourist vacationing in the same spot as the singer.
In a message titled “Special Report: Attacked by Sea Lion” Shakira informed the millions of people who “Like” her on Facebook that she was actually attacked by a sea lion, who apparently got confused and thought the singer’s cell phone was a fish.
According to the popular musician, on Sunday afternoon she noticed some cute sea lions and seals in the water and decided to be brave and take a closer look. According to the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer, the sea lion saw her cell phone shining and went after it.
This is how Shakira explains the incident: “Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously 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 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.”
The singer and “Super Tony” walked away with just a few cuts on their hands and legs after they scratched their hands on the rocks as they tried to protect themselves from the sea lions.
In the Facebook post, Shakira offered her own guess as to why the sea lion turned on her.
“I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the blackberry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it. “
She added: “Wow! It’s funny that only half an hour before I was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips. Oh well, I can’t say that anymore!! Now I’m off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!”