Adam Sandler thought he was going to die when a cheetah attacked him.
The actor was on safari in South Africa when he was invited to feed the animal with his bare hands but the encounter turned scary after the cheetah jumped on his back.
Adam (46) told chat-show host David Letterman, "This is a true story. I went there, and they let me in with a cheetah . . . and said I could feed the cheetah water with my hands. So I did it, and it went a little bit wrong.
"They said you're not supposed to bend down low with the water. I was very nervous . . . it was fast.
"When he jumped on me, 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, ‘All right, this is how I'm dying'."
But the cheetah’s quick-thinking trainer pulled the cat off Sandler.
Cameron Diaz had better luck when she worked with a cheetah on her new movie, The Counselor, in which her character keeps the animal as a pet.
A source previously said, "When Cameron first started working with the cheetah it was strutting about like it owned the place. But now she's wearing the trousers.
"It has taken a shine to her, which is good because they've had to shoot a number of scenes together, including a set-up where they shared a bed."
While there was a risk of Cameron getting attacked by the dangerous animal, there were handlers around at all times to supervise what was happening.