Sir Richard Branson has told how he was "bitten by a shark" while swimming in the Cayman Islands and later ended up with three stitches above his left eye when he walked into a glass door while shopping.
The Virgin boss was referring to being bitten by a stingray while feeding the creatures at Stingray City Sandbar. Writing on his Virgin.com blog, he said: "We were surrounded by stingray, as well as stunning coral reefs and tropical fish.
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"But the rays were feeding all around, and they mistook yours truly for their food. Suddenly I felt a painful sensation on my wrist – they have one heck of a painful kiss! Rays are actually part of the shark family, so I've now been kissed by a shark."
The 65-year-old was on Grand Cayman where he discussed ocean conservation and the need for sustainable marine environments, including protecting stingrays.
He said: "As my anniversary was coming up, I popped into a local jewellery shop to look for a gift for Joan. I strolled purposefully into the shop, not noticing there was a glass door in my way. Crash!
"I hit the glass head first and I got this painful cut above my left eye. It was bullet-proof glass! We quickly set up a makeshift operating theatre, where I was given three stitches."
After taking part in a tennis tournament with the likes of Anna Kournikova and Mansour Bahrami, Sir Richard said: "It certainly made me forget all about my injuries, and I'm well on the road to recovery now."