The "American Idol" host was swimming in the Pacific Ocean in front of LG Villa Cabo in
Mexico on Sunday [July 24, 2008] when a sand shark swam by and chomped his toe.
"He didn't know what it was for a minute - he thought it was a stick," said one spy.
"He had no time to be scared. He saw it swim away, he got out, took aspirin and called it a day."
-- NY Post
"I was bitten by a shark," recalls Ryan. "It swam up to me, and it took a bite, and then he left."
According to Ryan, the predator was the size of a cat and the incident took place offshore in water about 4 feet deep--with the shark leaving behind "three holes" in his toe.
-- E! News