Ryan Seacrest Survives California Shark Attack

Florida isn't the only place the sharks are biting this year, and celebrities aren't immune from the prehistoric chomps. Proof of that is "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, who revealed that he was bitten by a shark over the weekend while swimming just off the coast of Los Angeles.

Seacrest told the story of what could have been a fatal encounter on his Monday morning LA KIIS FM radio show:

"I thought it was a stick. I wasn't sure what had happened," he said.

According to Seacrest, he was swimming "about eight feet out" from the LA shore over the weekend, in water approximately 4-feet in depth. He says that the shark viciously attacked his toe before swimming off into the Pacific Ocean's mysterious depths.

"I saw it swim! He took a bite, and he left."

Seacrest describes the shark as being roughly the size of a cat, and says the bite left three small holes in his toe. The wounds were apparently not all that bad, and he simply took an Advil to self-medicate.

Ryan also received a bit of a souvenir from the incident, finding one of the shark's teeth to serve as a reminder of his brush with the marine beast.

Asked if any of the other beach-goers had encountered the shark, he said "No, just me, of course! There were like 1,000 people in the ocean, and I get bit by the shark!"

I bet he'll think again about taking a dip in the ocean.


Typical shark, biting celebrities when there were "like" 999 other mortals to bite.

Media whore.

Here is my question.. why did he not go to the hospital? Where are the pictures of this shark bite? I dont believe this really happen unless we can see the pictures. How did he fight it off? If he was bitten he would have to get a tetnus shot. I dont honestly believe this happen.

give me a break. "what COULD HAVE BEEN fatal"?? Please. If it was the size of a cat and only got his toe, that is hardly fatal.

Maybe the shark wanted to put him out of his miserable career... HAHAHA

This is absolutely ridiculous. *shakes head*

There are so many more people that are seriously injured by sharks every single year, and they make a big deal of this?? Please.

Seacrest was in the Shark's home. More power to the Shark if you ask me.

Even sharks have better taste than to like Ryan....

Really liked reading this. Keep it up!