Madonna 'nearly eaten alive by lion' on Like A Virgin video shoot
Madonna was almost eaten alive by a lion on a music video set, an author claims.
The star is said to have been filming a promo for Like A Virgin when the 1,600lb beast approached her because she was menstruating.
Madonna was saved when handlers on the 1984 shoot enticed the lion away with a "choice hunk of unrefrigerated horse meat", according to film producer Sharon Oreck's book Video Slut.
She says of Madge: "The beast sniffed around her midsection for 10 minutes."
She also says a gang of transvestites forced their way on to the set of Janet Jackson's video for Nasty and threatened to "flash" the cameras - and Jackson.
Ms Oreck bought them off with about £150 and "some really cheap fried chicken".