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Sir Richard C.N. Branson ‘attacked’ by stingray in Cayman Islands

- then walks into bullet-proof glass door that left him bloodied
Getting stung by a ray is meant to bring seven years good luck but it didn’t bring much for Mr Richard C.N. Branson who then had an unfortunate run-in with a glass door. Photo: Richard Branson/Twitter
Mr Branson displays the stingray bite mark. Photo: Richard C.N. Branson/Twitter
Mr Branson displays the stingray bite mark. Photo: Richard C.N. Branson/Twitter
According to The Telegraph publication of February 12, 2016, Mr Branson said he is now 'well on the road to recovery' after his memorable holiday in the Cayman Islands. Photo: VINO/File
According to The Telegraph publication of February 12, 2016, Mr Branson said he is now 'well on the road to recovery' after his memorable holiday in the Cayman Islands. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Owner of Necker and Mosquito Islands in the [Bristish] Virgin Islands, Sir Richard C.N. Branson recently had a holiday to remember in the Cayman Islands, although not for the best reasons.

The popular billionaire recently disclosed on social media that he was bitten by a stingray and was left bloodied after walking into a bullet-proof glass door.

According to The Telegraph, Mr Branson revealed he had a holiday to remember, for all the wrong reasons, after he was injured by a stingray and then The Virgin billionaire said he had been “in the wars” in the Cayman Islands, admitting his holiday “didn’t quite go to plan”.

He was joined by renowned ocean conservationist Guy Harvey for his swim with some stingray when he was bitten by one on the wrist.

“We were surrounded by stingray, as well as stunning coral reefs and tropical fish,” he wrote in a blog post.

“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.

“We made it back to shore and I put on a brave face as I got some treatment.

Getting stung by a ray is meant to bring seven years good luck but it didn’t bring much for Branson who then had an unfortunate run-in with a glass door.

“As my anniversary was coming up, I popped into a local jewellery shop to look for a gift for Joan [his wife]. I strolled purposefully into the shop, not noticing there was a glass door in my way. Crash!” he explained.

“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.

“By now I was feeling rather woozy, and quite embarrassed, but I was still smiling.”

He said he is now “well on the road to recovery” after his memorable holiday, The Telegraph reported in a February 12, 2016 publication.

37 Responses to “Sir Richard C.N. Branson ‘attacked’ by stingray in Cayman Islands”

  • Tautie (16/02/2016, 15:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    By gaullie old mate.
  • Then again (16/02/2016, 15:32) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    He is very lucky that it wasn't one of those sharks that he told kedric to protect.
  • testing the waters (16/02/2016, 15:34) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe he had plans to bring some of those stingrays here to make a seaquarium but i guess he will change his mind now.
  • ?? (16/02/2016, 15:34) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    was the Cuban on the scene??
  • Strupes (16/02/2016, 15:46) Like (25) Dislike (9) Reply
    Who really cares?
  • Strupes (16/02/2016, 15:48) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    • Yes (16/02/2016, 19:36) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Same thing i was going to say, he aint self a local
      • sus (17/02/2016, 06:48) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        it s don't matter if he is a local we all a human been don't worry if he is a billionare every one have to work for what they want .notting don't come easy all we want is peace and love .we all go dead and leave what we have we are dust to the earth don't matter were you from black are white
      • SMH (22/02/2016, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Legally, he is actually...
  • Real (16/02/2016, 15:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's a while back old news
  • Yes (16/02/2016, 16:04) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    He should have called dr pic LOL
  • one eye (16/02/2016, 16:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino you are too much
  • Queen Maty (16/02/2016, 16:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope h has NHI, otherwise we will have to start fundraising for his med.. Lol
    Happy Anniversary and very well soon
  • wize up (16/02/2016, 17:31) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    big deal; my gold fish died
  • please (16/02/2016, 17:42) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    He sure does seem to take pride in being injured....
  • Ting To Tawk (16/02/2016, 18:08) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    He could pay to unattack himself
  • Old wife (16/02/2016, 18:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just put some simple ivory on the thing for god sake and get on your jet back to paradise to recover hello
  • Local (16/02/2016, 19:30) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who the F... Cares !!! Let him call his friend picko to do emergency surgery for that life threatening wound he received
  • No Worries (16/02/2016, 19:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • RETARD (16/02/2016, 19:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    jesus, this guy is so in love with himself. who cares. and being bitten by a sting ray is not the same as being stung by one.
  • undercover charlie (16/02/2016, 20:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    It was an IRS sting ray operation. He was guilty of having money and the Us doesn't like people to have money.
  • bvi (16/02/2016, 20:41) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can someone please explain why this is news worthy? I remember. He is a billionnaire. Poor little me got stung by a bee but no one noticed. Lmao
  • Hmm (16/02/2016, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God works in mysterious ways......
  • S irwin (16/02/2016, 22:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    those things can kill you
  • dog (16/02/2016, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If being bitten by a sting ray is good luck someone should tell Steve Irwin.
  • friend (17/02/2016, 07:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we go. Attrack by sting ray.. People the sting ray didn't come out of know where and attacked anyone - in this case Richard. It was a feed just like the Bahamas Where hundreds gather to be feed by tourist. In the rush of feed it got a nibel.... As for the cut above his eye? As he was walking outside of a building he didn't notice the extra clean glass door and walked right into it. Something that can happen to anyone, something that happen to myself. He's Richard Branson, humman, but superman (made from Steal). Every job or fun activities have its rewards even if we're please with them or not....
  • Timeonhand (17/02/2016, 08:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Richard got too much time on his hand going looking for sting ray. The last man went playing with sting ray way stung and poked and he never recovered. He mussa had some JDaniels when he bumped in glass.
  • +++ (17/02/2016, 08:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    he has enough money to get better soon
  • John....... (17/02/2016, 08:41) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    And why is this news VINO??.............
  • B Savage (17/02/2016, 10:41) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Edomite problems who cares serves him right. I was rooting for the Sting ray and the Bullet Proof glass.
  • ... (17/02/2016, 13:43) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    I read some of these comments, and I must say, the BVI is filthy with hate and envy. A Christian community THEM SAY. Laugh at these people. That's why you will never get anywhere in life. Whoever you are making envious comments about " who cares" etc. He is a celebrity in the BVI, and so he will make it on the news when something happens. Stop the hate! Not getting paid for it I am CERTAIN.
    • B Savage (17/02/2016, 15:59) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      You mad bro? Celebrity to EDOMITES and Uncle Tom's the REAL Jews and children of Israel could care less. Let them go watch their child pornography you could only imagine the sick depraved acts commited on private islands. We only concerned the STING RAY and BULLET PROOF GLASS LOST!
  • To Conful (18/02/2016, 09:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That Bump On The Head Sound Like Such a Con Who Runs Into A Glass Door or Whatever it Was. I Think He Probably Got into Something With Someone and Now This Story is Damage Control. Rich People Lie For No Reason Everything is About an Image They Never Show The Real Them.
  • EL oh El (19/02/2016, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just came to see people wasting their time :) doing so all youre doing is making him feel himself.

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