Nina Dobrev Suffers Nerve Damage From Freak Monkey Attack

Nina Dobrev and monkeys apparently don’t get along.

It’s hard to imagine that anyone or anything would want to cause harm to the admittedly attractive Vampire Diaries star, but apparently one villainous monkey felt a little differently about the matter. In fact, the critter in question ultimately decided to take a chunk out of Dobrev’s thumb during her recent trip to Bali. Cue laugh track? Not quite.

Nina Dobrev coughed up this amusing albeit painful factoid while hanging out with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. According to the actress, the dreadful encounter took place at an animal sanctuary. Although some people blew off her altercation with the primate, the actress revealed that the monkey permanently left its mark on her body.

Dobrev explained to Fallon:

“Everybody made a joke like, ‘Oh, you’re the vampire girl (in the show), you’re going to turn into a monkey now.’ There’s a joke with all my friends, I’m the klutziest (clumsiest) person in the world, anything bad that could potentially happen always does. So now I have a scar… and no feeling in my thumb. I can move it… but he bit the nerve and now I can’t feel anything.”

In case you haven’t heard, Nina Dobrev is a hot commodity these days. After splitting from boyfriend and Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder, the actress has reportedly been on a dude binge through Hollywood. This allegedly included a brief fling with actor James Marsden, though apparently they’re just friends. Or something.

All of this gossip didn’t sneak past Dobrev.

During a chat with HuffPo Live, Nina said she thinks all these rumors are genuinely hilarious. Of course, even she admits that she might need to find someone to get serious about at some point in the near future.

The actress said:

“I need to get, like, a steady boyfriend so people can stop speculating. It’s getting annoying to have to like, text all my friends. I have a lot of girlfriends, they’re all texting me at once [and] it’s just like, my thumbs are starting to hurt. When you start getting text messages from your friend with a link to something and they’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, are you really dating this person?’ And I’ll be like, ‘Yeah, I talked to them last night for a second,’ or ‘Yeah, I saw them at this party.’ And especially after Comic-Con, apparently I was ‘dating’ like ten people. So I had a real busy weekend!”

Note to potential boyfriends: If you own a monkey, you probably don’t stand a chance with Nina Dobrev. Sorry to ruin your day.

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