Bernard Sumner in shark attack
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 October 2009
Former New Order star Bernard Sumner has revealed he was attacked by a 30ft shark while sailing off the coast of Scotland with his family
Bernard Sumner was attacked by a 30ft shark while sailing.
The former New Order star said the terrifying incident, which happened just off the coast of Scotland in August, was his "hairiest moment" in 25 years of sailing.
He revealed: "I had a collision with a 30 ft shark. The boat nearly sank and there was a big imprint of a huge shark in the paint on its bottom."
The musician was travelling by yacht with his family to the island of Barra but had to deal with the potential boat damage alone.
He added to Interview magazine: "There was this God-almighty crash, like I'd hit rocks. I checked the charts and there were no rocks, so I called the coastguard and he said other boats that had been up there that morning had reported six large sharks in that part of the sea.
"My family were in bed, so I was pulling the floorboards up every 10 minutes to see if we'd taken on water."