Is Shakira OK? Singer attacked by wild boars in Barcelona park while on walk with son

'They 'Waka Waka’d' off with her purse,' a Twitter user joked while wishing Shakira recover fast from the bizarre attack


                            Is Shakira OK? Singer attacked by wild boars in Barcelona park while on walk with son
Shakira was attacked by a pair of wild boars at the Barcelona Park (Rich Fury/Getty Images, Joe Raedale/Getty Images)

Pop icon Shakira's walk in the park with her eight-year-old son ended up being a nightmare as she was attacked by a pair of wild boars. The incident happened recently at a park in Barcelona, Spain, where Shakira currently resides with her family. The animals reportedly charged at the singer while she was with her son and managed to seize her bag. The boars then tried to run away into the woods with the bag, which had the singer's mobile phone inside. 

Shakira shared about the horrifying incident on her Instagram stories on Wednesday, September 29. She narrated the bizarre ordeal over a video, saying, "Look at how two wild boars which attacked me in the park have left my bag. They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it." Showing her torn bag to the camera, the 44-year-old pop star added, "They've destroyed everything."

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The singer has now recovered from the attack and even managed to retrieve her bag from the boars. In the recent few years, Barcelona has witnessed a sudden rise in the number of wild boars and hogs in the city. The animals are becoming increasingly aggressive and continue to attack people and pets quite regularly.  

Shakira has been dating Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué for over a decade. The couple is also raising two children together — Sasha Piqué Mebarak and Milan Piqué Mebarak. During the attack, Shakira was out with her younger son Milan. He also made an appearance on Shakira's Instagram video, where she can be heard saying, "Milan tell the truth. Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar."

Writer and editor Brian Grubb appeared equally shocked by the story, as he tweeted, "M whyan i will tell you what, there is no amount of coffee you can drink in the morning that will fully prepare you for a sentence like "Shakira was attacked by, then fought off, wild boars in a Barcelona park." Variety TV critic Daniel D'Addario tweeted, "This article, about Shakira being attacked by a bunch of wild boars that also stole her possessions(?), begins with the immortal, unbelievable line "They 'Waka Waka’d' off with her purse." Kate Halliwell simply tweeted, "I'm sorry Shakira."

"It's 2021, why are we acting like a wild boar snatching Shakira's purse is shocking or something?," another user tweeted.  



 



 



 

The pop icon has not made any further comments regarding the attack.