Pop superstar Shakira reveals that she was the victim of a random attack by a pair of wild boars while walking in a park in Barcelona with her eight-year-old son. The singer claims the animals attacked her and snatched her bag and phone after she stood up to the beasts and ran up to the woods.
The Colombian singer shared her bizarre tale in a series of Instagram stories on Wednesday. Holding the now recovered but torn bag towards the camera, she said, “Look at how two wild boars which attacked me in the park have left my bag.” The singer continued, “They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it.” She added, “They’ve destroyed everything.” She then turned to her son, whose father is the Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, and said, “Milan tells the truth. Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar.”
Shakira is the latest victim of the increasingly aggressive hogs which have invaded the Catalan capital in recent years. In 2016, Spanish police received 1,187 phone calls about wild hogs attacking dogs, plundering cat-feeders, holding up traffic, and running into cars in the city.
Earlier in her career, in 2002, the popstar was attacked by a man during a promotional appearance. The singer was on stage at a shopping center when the male armed with a bag of cement dust tried to get to her. However, the attacker missed, and Shakira was immediately dragged off-stage by her security.
She Wolf singer Shakira was born in Colombia and then moved to Barcelona in 2011 with her footballer husband Gerard Pique. She is currently facing trial in Spain after allegedly evading €14.5m in tax.
However, Shakira will head to London next month to judge the upcoming ‘Earthshot Prize’ alongside Prince William and Sir David Attenborough. The winners in five categories will each receive £1 million to develop their projects for solutions that tackle one of the five Earthshots, which includes – Protect and restore nature, Clean our air, Revive our oceans, Build a waste-free world, and Fix our climate. An awards ceremony for the inaugural ‘Earthshot Prize’ at Alexandra Palace in London on October 17 will also be aired on the BBC television channel.