Wire Star Beaten, Stabbed at Nightclub

Anwan Glover expected to make full recovery

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 4, 2014 3:14 AM CDT

(Newser) Wire actor Anwan Glover is expected to make a full recovery after being beaten, kicked, and stabbed by unknown attackers at a nightclub in Washington, DC, early yesterday. According to a police report seen by the Washington Post, the 41-year-old was punched to the floor of Cafe Asia and heard somebody shout, "He has got a knife" before feeling a sharp pain in his side. Glover, who was treated for a laceration wound in the hospital, played gangster Slim Charles in The Wire and also starred in 12 Years a Slave and several episodes of Treme.

"He has no idea who did it, or why," the actor's rep tells E! Online. Glover, who was shot 13 times as a youth and whose brother was shot dead in 2007, has taken part in anti-violence campaigns. "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," he wrote in an Instagram post. "My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable."

Glover, 41, was treated in hospital and released.
Glover, 41, was treated in hospital and released.   (jointventureent)
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