Being a celebrity isn’t always easy.
While it may seem like A-listers cruising through life, spending their time stumbling across red carpets and receiving awards, their status does not grant them immunity to some of life’s more stressful moments. Like being attacked by animals.
Dolphins, puffins, and monkeys don’t care how many Grammys you landed or if your last film was recognized at the Cannes Film Festival – and that crowd got it the hard way.
No money can save you from the wrath of an animal who is having a rough day and whether you’re in one of the most successful boy bands of all time, you can run in after one with a squirrel, too.
(Please note: the animals depicted are NOT responsible for these insidious attacks. Well, apart from one.)
1. Gordon Ramsay’s Cough and Puffin
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The chef had a tough time when he slipped and fell into freezing water while filming The F Word in 2008.
To make matters worse, it had to be sewn when a puffin nibbled on its face.
2. Fooling around with Jason Biggs
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The American Pie star stopped on vacation after being attacked by a Gibraltar monkey.
3. Susan Sarandon’s coastal dispute
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Susan feared for her life when a “jealous” female dolphin attacked while the star was on vacation with Timothy Leary.
The dolphin broke Susan’s arm and the star later recalled, “The guards shouted, ‘We have to get you out!’. I was afraid that my other arm would be broken. “
4. Nibble on Niall
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Niall tore his ligament while trying to escape from a squirrel in Battersea Park in 2012. He was left on crutches and had to undergo knee surgery. Ouch!
5. Shakira’s sea lion encounter
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Yes, this is the real sea lion! How exciting. The singer was trying to take a picture with her cell phone when it jumped out of the water.
The sea lion failed to reach Shakira, but she had some nasty scratches after jumping over rocks to escape.
6. Pets who misbehave
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You’re right, Paris Hilton probably shouldn’t have kept a kinkajou as a pet. The celebrity had to frantically call her assistant at 3am when Baby Luv (yes, that was her real name) bit her arm while playing.
7. Betty and the white swan
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The wonderful Betty White proved animals have no respect when she revealed that a swan once attacked them.
The US star claimed it was “like being hit with a baseball bat” by the swan’s wing.
8. Seacrest’s Shark Surprise
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Ryan Seacrest got a nasty shock when he was bitten by a shark while on vacation in Mexico.
9. Rashida Jones vs. Bubbles
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Rashida – seen here with her father Quincy Jones – was still a child when Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee Bubbles attacked her. Quincy later stated, “He bit her hand a hole!”
10. Shakira’s boar encounter
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Shakira’s second entry here refers to the moment in 2021 when she was attacked by some wild boars while walking her son in Barcelona.
They were out in a park when the wild boars approached them, apparently trying to take the bag she was carrying and ruining it in the process.