Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees the day before her 27th birthday on Sunday (23.08.14).
The 27-year-old actress was left "swollen" and "shaken" after she was stung by a group of the flying insects while shooting new content for her blog on Sunday (24.08.14), the day before her birthday.
Taking to her lifestyle website on Monday (25.08.14), she wrote:
"Just yesterday, the final day of the shoot, I felt an electric shock of energy-- was it excitement that I was about to turn another year older? Was it nerves? Why did it feel like agony? I like getting older... I think.
"But this felt terrible. Does your butt quite suddenly (and painfully) deflate when you turn 27? Because mine hurt like hell ...then my neck, back, legs and forehead. And oh my hands! They were shriveling. It felt like I was being shot by dozens of tiny invisible darts. I felt like the Wicked Witch, melting, melting, burning, melting.
"As it happens, I wasn't being greeted by the onset of spontaneous aging, but rather a full-fledged bee day. Attacked. All over. Everywhere. (sic)."
The 'Gossip Girl' star turned to baking to help her get over the painful ordeal, but it was only then that she realised the bee attack had taught her a lesson in life.
She explained: "It wasn't until I covered the counters in coordinating candy sprinkles that I stopped to acknowledge: my butt will deflate more and more, my hands will shrivel and permanently prune, but I will never, ever grow up. It took a swarm of bees to remind me that a b-day is nothing but a number. Each day I choose my age. (sic)."