Four years later, Anne Curtis recounts her deadly jellyfish attack

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 5) — It's a somber throwback Thursday today for actress and television show host Anne Curtis-Smith-Heusaff.

In 2014, Curtis battled for her life against a near-fatal sting from a poisonous creature related to the most venomous marine animal in the world, the Australian box jellyfish.

She relived her traumatic experience through her Instagram stories, sharing a photo of her in a hospital bed, baring her wounds from that fateful encounter.

"About this time 4 years ago I almost lost my life to a box jellyfish," the caption read.

A study indicated that the sting of the box jellyfish can cause excruciating pain, permanent scarring, impaired consciousness, and even cardiac dysfunction among other deadly symptoms.

According to research made in 2010, about 20 to 40 people die from box jellyfish stings in the country alone.

Curtis recounted her experience to be a fit of "vomiting in a span of 1 minute, extreme pain, and delirium."

Despite the traumatizing incident, Curtis said she is grateful for surviving her near-death experience.

Moreover, she encourages her followers to exercise caution in the beach as the summer season gets underway.

"The ocean is their home. We are merely visitors. So it is our responsibility to be careful and ask locals if we should be on the lookout for jellyfish in their waters when going for a swim," Curtis said.