Cheetah attacks Adam Sandler in SA

2013-07-11 15:33
Cape Town – Hollywood star Adam Sandler has had a close encounter with a cheetah while on a visit to a private game farm in South Africa.

Sandler, who was in South Africa recently to shoot new film Blended with actress Drew Barrymore, told talk show host David Letterman on Wednesday that he was attacked by a cheetah while on a private safari on one of his off days.

"I went there, there were very nice people at this place and they let me in with the cheetah … and said I could feed the cheetah water with my hands, and so I did it … and something went a little bit wrong," Sandler told the Late Night with David Letterman host.

In a video clip of the incident, Sandler can be seen crouching near the water when the cheetah suddenly jumps on his back. One of the rangers in the camp then runs over to get the animal off his back.

"What happened was they said you're not supposed to bend down low by the water and that's why he got mad ... I played it off real good ... (but) I was very nervous," he explains.

"I swear to God when he jumped on me all I was gonna do was let him eat me, there was not one part of me that was gonna fight back. I was like, 'Alright, this is how I'm dying," Sandler was quoted by Toronto Sun as saying.

In their new film Blended, Sandler, 46, and Barrymore, 38, portrays an unlikely couple who, after a disastrous blind date, are forced to spend time together at a family resort along with their children from previous marriages.

Scenes for the film were mostly shot at Sun City in the North West over the last tow months. Sandler and Barrymore did however visit Cape Town as well where Sandler turned heads at local burger joint Hudson's in Kloof street and Barrymore at Sea Point's Hot Dog Yoga Studio when she picthed up for a 90 minute class.

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