CAPETOWN, South Africa (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Pop singer Shakira crediting to her brother from saving the performer from potentially serious injury after she was attacked by a sea lion while vacationing in South Africa.
In a post on the singer's blog, she writes: "I was attacked by a sea lion! This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures.
"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 escaped with some minor scratches to her hand. Sea lion attacks on humans are regarded to be quite rare. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers