02/13/2012 12:49 pm ET

Shakira Is Bitten By Sea Lion (PHOTO)

According to People en Español, Colombian singer Shakira was walking with her brother, Tonino, on vacation at an undisclosed location when they came upon a group of sea lions. The singer went to pet one of the wild animals and was bitten. Luckily, her brother intervened and she wasn't hurt seriously. Here's what she had to say about it.

"This afternoon, I was looking tenderly at some seals and sea lions, when I decided to get closer than the other tourists. Recklessly, I lowered onto a rock to pet them and see them up close. Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water very fast and with such force that the next thing I knew, all I saw was a fin in front of me. It looked at me, made an impetuous sound and tried to bite me."

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