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Chelsea Handler: I Was Attacked by a Sea Lion!

USMagazine, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 12:30pm (PDT)
  • Chelsea Handler's high-sea adventure was scarier than she ever anticipated.

    On the Sept. 4 episode of her hit E! talk show "Chelsea Lately," the 37-year-old comedienne explained how she was recently attacked by a sea lion.

    "This summer, after recovering from my ACL surgery, I managed to sustain only one other bodily injury," explained Handler, who had knee surgery in late May after a skiing accident. "I was innocently paddle boarding in the Pacific when suddenly a rogue sea lion leaped up and viciously attacked my leg."

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    "You don't believe me?" Handler asked, lifting up her skirt and pointing to her left leg, adorned with bandages. "These medical stickers are real!"

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    During the round table segment, Handler gave a more elaborate description of what transpired. "I fell off my paddle board and I saw a sea lion who was following me out. I was with some friends and I left them. I don't know where they went, but anyway, a sea lion came around, looked me in the face and I thought, 'F---!' I'm like, 'I know I'm going to get bitten by a sea lion!' Of course I would! Who else would get attacked?"

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    "I just remember from being on safari the guy was like, 'Just make loud noises.' So I'm in the water with one arm in the paddle board and I [squawked] and it worked!" Handler added. "It really worked."

    Despite her encounter with the wild animal, Handler said she had a pretty uneventful summer. "The best part of the summer was that I got to relax," Jennifer Aniston's famous pal said. "I stayed out of the spotlight and I kept a low profile."

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