Actor Anwan Glover has thanked fans for their support after he was beaten and stabbed in a Washington, D.C. nightclub over the weekend (02-03Aug14). The Wire star, who portrayed gang member Slim Charles, was partying at hotspot Cafe Asia on Sunday (03Aug14), when he was confronted by unknown assailants who assaulted and stabbed him.
He was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso at George Washington University Hospital, but has since been discharged and has taken to his Instagram.com page to update fans on his condition.
He writes, "As many of you are aware, i (sic) was involved in an incident last night. While supporting another band, at their show, I was involved in an altercation with some unknown people. While defending myself, I was stabbed. I was hospitalized and have been released."
Glover continues, "I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I'm going to spread love. I am recovering and will be back soon. My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable. I want to thank all of my fans, followers and friends for their inquiries, we'll wishes, prayers and love. I love you all back and I'm always going to love my city..."
Actor Anwan Glover is recovering in a Washington, D.C. hospital after he was beaten and stabbed in a club attack early on Sunday (03Aug14). The Wire star, who portrayed gang member Slim Charles, was partying at hotspot Cafe Asia this weekend, when he was struck in the face by an unknown assailant.
According to a police report, when Glover turned to face his attacker, he was hit in the back of his head by another person, knocking him to the ground, where he was kicked and stabbed while down.
The 41-year-old actor claims he heard someone shout, "He has a knife," before feeling a sharp pain in his side.
He was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso. However, his condition is currently unknown.
Glover, who also appeared in Oscar-winning movie 12 Years A Slave, is no stranger to violence - as a youth, he was shot 13 times in the rough Washington, D.C. neighbourhood of Columbia Heights, where he grew up. He has since used his voice to promote local anti-violence campaigns.