'12 Years A Slave' and 'The Wire' actor was attacked in a nightclub over the weekend
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.
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”.
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The actor is recovering and his injuries are not life-threatening.
Anwan Glover, star of The Wire, who also recently appeared in Twelve Years A Slave, has been stabbed at a DC nightclub. The actor is not in danger, he received a laceration and a bruise, but his injuries are not life threatening. Following the altercation, he was quickly rushed to hospital.
Glover's rep said that his client did not see the attacker.
As for the details of the incident, they remain largely unclear. According to E! News, Glover was stabbed in a very crowded area of Washington’s popular Café Asia, however the events that led to the altercation have not been disclosed.
Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense level of acting skill that went into creating the movie. Among those actors were main star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.
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Solomon Northup was a well-educated man from a successful family living in upstate New York with his wife and three children. He was categorised as a free black man and made money through various jobs including as an entertainer playing the violin. In 1841, he was tricked into going to Washington DC with two white men for work where he was instead kidnapped and sold to slavery despite there being laws to protect free African-Americans. He spent twelve years on a plantation in Louisiana serving the brutal and abusive owner Edwin Epps. Determined to live his life again as a free man, he befriended a Canadian carpenter working for Epps by the name of Samuel Bass, whose high-morals turned Solomon's life around forever.
This poignant historical biopic is based on the 1853 autobiography 'Twelve Years a Slave' by the real Solomon Northup. It has been adapted to screen by writer John Ridley ('U Turn', 'Red Tails') and the BAFTA nominated director Steve McQueen ('Hunger', 'Shame'). With themes of freedom, racial inequality and the cruelty of mankind, '12 Years A Slave' could be one of the more heart-wrenching movies to kick of the year on its UK cinematic release on January 24th 2014.