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How Did Adam Sandler Cheat Death in the Wild?

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During Adam Sandler's appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman," the actor shared how he quickly became the hunted on his African safari.

The "Grown Ups 2" star was able to get close … very close … with a cheetah.

Sandler told Letterman that the owner of a preserve he was visiting said he could offer a cheetah some water from his hands. As the 46-year-old kneeled down to scoop up some water from a pool, things quickly turned from tranquil to terrifying: The ferocious feline pounced on Sandler's back, knocking him over.

Clearly, someone should have told the actor that cheetahs attack from behind.

However, Sandler seemed to quickly regain his cool as he stood up after the trainer took control of the animal.

But he admitted that he was only letting nature take its course. "All I was going to do was let him eat me," Sandler said. "There was not one part of me that was going to fight back. I was like, 'All right, this is how I'm dying. This is great!'"

Luckily Sandler escaped unharmed, probably having used up one of his nine lives.

Check out the video above to see the attack in action, and be sure to watch "omg! Insider" for the latest in entertainment news.

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