‘I thought I was going to die’: The terrifying moment a cheetah attacked Adam Sandler on African safari
By Jade Watkins PUBLISHED: 11 July 2013 DailyMail
Adam Sandler has revealed details of his terrifying encounter with a cheetah during a trip to Africa.
The 46-year-old was on a private safari when the incident took place.
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Chee-ting death: A big cat jumped on Adam Sandler during a recent trip to Africa
The attack was caught on camera and it was shown on the Late Show With David Letterman whilst Adam was promoting his new film.
The actor explained that he was told by one guide he could feed the cheetahs, but was no quite prepared for what was going to happen next.
‘A very nice guy let me in with the cheetah and said I could feed the cheetah with my hands, and something went a little bit wrong,’ he told Letterman.
He’s behind you! The prowling animal just moments before he jumped on the actor
Not happy: According to Sandler, the big cat became irate when he crouched down next to a small drinking pool
According to Sandler, the big cat became irate when he crouched down next to a small drinking pool.
‘They said you were not supposed to bend down low with the water,’ he explained.
Adam said while it looked as though he was calm during the attack he was actually pretty petrified.
‘My friends say I played that pretty cool but I had a stiff neck at the time and when he jumped on me I just thought “Oh my neck,”‘ he explained.
Keeping down: Before the attack, Adam kept quiet as he checked out the big cat
See, he’s friendly: After the attack, Adam made friends with the cheetah
‘All I was going to do was let him eat me. There was not one part of me that was going to fight back. I was like, “So this is how I’m dying. That’s great.”‘
Adam was in Africa whilst filming his new movie Blended alongside Drew Barrymore and Bella Thorne.
The comedy star is currently on the promotional trail for Grown Ups 2, which is due out this Friday in the US and August 9 in the United Kingdom.
Happy Gilmore: Adam is seen leaving The Late Show With David Letterman following his interview
The Happy Gilmore star plays Lenny Feder in his new film.
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
The movie also stars King Of Queens star Kevin James, Salma Hayek, funnyman Chris Rock and Twilight star Taylor Lautner.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick also makes a small apperance in the film playing a Frat boy.
So in love: Adam poses with his wife Jackie at the New York premiere of Grown Ups 2 on Wednesday night