Peter Andre has shocked fans by revealing he was almost stung by a jellyfish.
The Mysterious Girl singer, 45, told social media followers that he narrowly avoided touching the creature while in Australia.
Peter was visiting his parents in Surfers Paradise, a seaside town on Queensland's Gold Coast, when the incident happened.
Describing his lucky escape from a bluebottle to fans on Instagram, the star wrote: "Nearly...... the last time I got stung by one of these was horrible. Just missed it today. #surfersparadise #beach #bluebottle."
The pic, posted on Saturday (January 5), showed the creature with its long tentacles spread on the sand.
The bluebottle, also known as a 'Pacific Man-of-War', is common in Australia. It is not a true jellyfish, but a colony of highly specialised organisms formed into one.
The last time I got stung by one of these was horrible. Just missed it today.
Their stings can be painful and fans were quick to offer messages of concern for Pete.
One follower sympathised, having experienced a brush with a bluebottle: "I got stung by one of those blighters in Mustique!! I was waving frantically at my partner who casually looked up from reading his book on the beach and waved back thinking I was having fun."
Another unlucky user responded: "I picked one of these up thinking it was seaweed."
Someone else commented: "Nasty little things! We were at Main Beach yesterday and loads of the little [bleeps] on the beach!"
The post follows on from Peter opening up about his romance with wife Emily Andre.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, he revealed his adoration for his partner, explaining: "When you meet a proper, beautiful, educated lady like Emily, if you want to be taken seriously then you put in 100 per cent straight away."
Peter met Emily, 29, while she was studying medicine, shortly after a kidney stone landed him in hospital.
Their relationship has held strong despite ongoing tensions with ex-wife Katie Price, whom he refused to discuss in the Times interview.
The former glamour model reportedly wants to make peace with Pete for the kids' sake, and even had help from on-off boyfriend Kris Boyson in getting all five of her young ones round the table at Christmas – a decision that Pete fully supported.
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