Anwan Glover, star of US drama series ‘The Wire’, has spoken for the first time about the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning in which he was stabbed.

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Anwan Glover has reassured fans of his health after he was stabbed at the weekend

The 41 year old actor, who played Slim Charles on the hit TV show from 2004 to 2008, posted on his Instagram account "as many of you are aware, I 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”.

But the statement went on to reassure fans that he was already well on the road to recovery. "I was hospitalized and have been released. 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, well wishes, prayers and love. I love you all back and I'm always going to love my city."

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The story was originally broken by The Washington Post, who said that Glover was on the second floor of a D.C. nightclub when an unidentified assailant punched him first before others joined in, one of whom stabbed Glover in the right hand side of his body. Fans will be relieved to learn of his recovery and that this was potentially a really lucky escape from more serious injuries.

Glover, star of Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave as well as TV shows ‘Treme’ and ‘Elementary’, is sadly no stranger to violence: his brother Tayon was shot dead in D.C. in 2007, his son was shot but only wounded at a party in 2011, while Anwan himself was reportedly shot 13 times in his youth.