Jimmy Kimmel flees South Pacific due to tsunami

Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:14pm EST
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By Mark Cina

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - So much for a relaxing vacation.

Jimmy Kimmel was forced to flee the South Pacific Friday after a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and Tsunami rocked Japan.

"Suddenly, relaxing on an island in the South Pacific isn't so relaxing anymore," he first Tweeted early Friday morning. "Good thing I brought my aqua stilts."

Later, when asked how scared he was on a scale of 1-10, he wrote, "A good solid 7. on a small island, with no high ground."

As fans relayed their worries, he Tweeted, "Thanks again for the concern — I am now worried others will worry if I don't tweet — but if I don't, don't."

He then updated that he is fleeing the region: "We are evacuating the island. dogspeed."

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)