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Life isn't all fun and games for Adam Sandler. While on safari in Africa, the "Grown Ups 2" star had a too-close wildlife encounter -- a harrowing incident he shared with David Letterman during an appearance on "The Late Show" on Tuesday.

"I did have an incident and I sent you guys a little thing," Sandler said of the footage he provided. "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."

Instead of happily drinking its water, the big cat pounced on Sandler's back. It all happened so fast, but fortunately the trainer reacted just as quickly, pulling the animal off the surprised comedian.

After playing the clip, Sandler laughed off his brush with death. "The only reason I didn't react . . . [was that] I had a stiff neck at the time. So when he jumped on me, I was like, 'Oh my neck.' All I was going to do was let him eat me," he joked. "There was not one part of me that was going to fight back. I was like, 'Alright, this is how I'm dying. This is great!'"

Featuring a lucky-to-be-alive Sandler, "Grown Ups 2" hits theaters Friday.

[viaUs Weekly]
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