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

(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."

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