If you ask me, the best way to avoid getting gored during the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain is . . . NOT ATTEND the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  Anyone who does is just asking for it.



But a 32-year-old author from Chicago named Bill Hillman actually co-authored a BOOK on the subject.  It's called, "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona", and it came out last month.  But we're thinking sales MIGHT take a hit after this.



Bill is in Spain right now, attending the festival for his tenth year in a row.  And yesterday . . . HE GOT GORED BY A BULL.



A 1,300-pound bull got him twice in the right thigh.  He was listed in serious condition and had to have surgery.



Technically, his advice on how to survive the event is still valid.  His doctors say the bull JUST missed an artery, and they expect Bill to make a full recovery. 



(AFP / Fox News)



(Check out photos of Bill getting gored here.  They're not graphic, but in the third and fourth photos, you can definitely see how the tip of the bull's horn is in his right leg.)